from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or quality of being meet; fitness; suitableness; propriety.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Fitness; suitableness; propriety.
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fitness; suitability; propriety
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"I haven't thought of the ... the 'meetness' of it.
That which hath not this principle, as a dead carcass, hath no meetness unto vital actions, nor is capable either of motion or alteration, but as it receives impressions from an outward principle of force or an inward principle of corruption.
The goodness of God is the meetness of the Divine Being to be communicative of itself in its effects.
But still a shadow and resemblance of it was retained; and in the papal church itself to this day, particular confessors are esteemed competent judges of the meetness of their penitents for an admission unto the sacraments of their church.
Hereupon are the elders of the church to judge by the rule of truth, in love and meekness, concerning their condition and meetness to be laid as living stones in the house of God; so as that they may, — (1.)
The glorious meetness and ability of the person of Christ, for and unto all the acts and duties of his mediatory office.
Surely we should desire a meetness for our inheritance as well as a title to it.
But all the Calvinistic churches by their creeds, and also a large portion of the membership of Arminian denominations, without regard to their creeds, if asked when are we to obtain entire sanctification as an essential meetness for heaven, would answer, at death.
Oh, what is home without a title to, and personal meetness for, that kingdom?
"I have thought so sometimes lately, but I wished so much to be one that, in seeking to fulfil the wish, I may have overlooked the meetness."