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  • v. Present participle of signify.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having expressive force; significant.


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  • Webb smiled faintly at the term signifying his authority.

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  • It was therefore decided that Brother David should under no circumstances be called abbot, the title signifying special authority.


  • Such being the environment of the Jewish residents of Alexandria, they soon acquired the vernacular and adopted the religion of the Greeks, who, having ever attached to their incarnate saviours the title signifying the Christ, or the anointed, were known as Christians.

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  • "Charisma" was originally a religious term signifying a gift of God: it often denotes (according to the 17th-century scholar-physician John Bulwer) a "miraculous gift of healing."

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  • [18] Street cleaners are paid out of the proceeds of a tax derived from the slaughter of cattle, and the tax is known to Moorish butchers by a term signifying "_floos_ of the throat."


  • Hsiang Yü thus chose for himself a title signifying that he was the leader or dictator of the kings.

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  • A term signifying a reasonable conjecture concerning something doubtful, drawn from arguments and appearances, which by the force of circumstances can be accepted as a proof.

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  • Canonical Provision is a term signifying regular induction into a benefice, comprising three distinct acts — the designation of the person, canonical institution, and installation.

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