from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The plaintiff in the instance court of the admiralty.
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"promovent" -- it is a delicate title, and I like it -- no promovent figures oftener than a civil engineer.
For he had need be well conducted that should design to make axioms convertible, if he make them not withal circular, and non-promovent, or incurring into themselves; but yet the intention was excellent.
Fields from 1662 to 1706, and whose "Roscius Anglicanus" is a most valuable history of the stage of the Restoration, describes an actor named Johnson as being especially "skilful in the art of painting, which is a great adjument very promovent to the art of elocution."