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their freedom from bitterness. Senna is a cognized as a distinct class, differing mategeneral and efficient laxative in cases of rially from the sensations of the five senses. occasional or habitual constipation. Given They have been regarded by some metaphyalone it occasions

sicians as proceeding from a sense apart, a griping and nausea;

sixth or muscular sense, and have accordIt is therefore best

ingly been enrolled under the general head administered with

of sensations. That they are to be dealt aromatics or with

with as a class by themselves, as much so as Dentral laxative

sounds or sights, the feelings of affection, salts, which at the

or the emotions of the ludicrous, is now same time increase

pretty well admitted on all hands.' -2. The its activity. It is

power of feeling or receiving impressions used in dyspepsia

through organs of sense; as, inorganic and in febrile and

bodies are devoid of sensation. inflaminatory dis

This great source of most of the ideas we have, eases; but, as it is

depending wholly upon our senses, and derived by sometimes drastic,

them to the understanding, I call sensation. Locke it must be avoided

3. Agreeable or disagreeable feelings occawhen the alimen

sioned by causes that are not corporeal or tary canal is inach

material; purely spiritual or psychical affec20114 affected. - Bladder

tions; as, sensations of awe, sublinity, ridi. Benna, the Colutea

cule, novelty, &c.—4. A state of excited inarborescens, a na

terest or feeling; as, to create a sensation. tive of the south

The sensation caused by the appearance of that of Europe, and em- Senna (Cassiu lanceolata).

work is still remembered by niany Brougham. ployed to adulterate blunt-leaved senna. - Scorpion senna, the

5. That which produces sensation or excited Coronilla Emerus, a native of the south of

interest or feeling. The greatest sensation Europe. The leaves are purgative and dras

of the day; the grand incantation scene of tic, but are inconvenient on account of their

the Freischütz.' Times newspaper.-6. Only griping effects.

as much of anything as can be perceived by

the senses; a very small quantity; as, a sentSennachy (sen'na-chi), n. Same as Seannachie.

sation of brandy. (Slang. )– The word is Sennet+ (sen'net), n. (Probably from L.

often used as an adjective in the sense of rignun, a signal.) A particular set of notes

causing excited interest or feeling; as, senon a trumpet or cornet, different from a

sation novels, drama, oratory, &c. - Sensa. flourish The word occurs chiefly in the

tion novels, novels that produce their effect stage directions of old plays. Variously

by exciting and often improbable situauritten Sennit, Senet, Synnet, Cynet, Sig.

tions, by taking as their groundwork some net, and Signate.

dreadful secret, some atrocious crime, or Se'nnigbt (sen'nit), n (Contr. from seven

the like, and painting scenes of extreme night, as fortnight from fourteernight.) The

peril, high-wrought passion, &c. space of seven nights and days; a week.

Sensational (sen-sa'shon-al), a. 1. Having

sensation; serving to convey sensation; senIf the interen be but a se'nnight, Time's pace is so tient. Dunglison. -2. Relating to or imply

hard That it seems the length of seven year. Shak.

ing sensation or perception by the senses. My love for Nature is as old as I ;

He whose eye is so refined by discipline that he Bat thirty moons, one honeymoon to that,

can repose with pleasure upon the serene outline of And three nch se'nnights inore, my love for her. beautiful form has reached the purest of the sensa.

tional raptures.

F.W. Robertson.
Sennit (sen'nit), n. (From seven and knit.]
Naut. a sort of flat braided cordage used

3. Producing sensation or excited interest or

emotion; as, a sensational novel. – 4. Perfor various purposes, and formed by plaiting rope-yarns or spun-yarn together.

taining to sensationalism. Senocular (se-nok'w-ler), a. (L. seni, six

Are we then obliged to give in our adherence to the sensational philosophy?

Farrar. each, from Her, six, and oculus, the eye.) Having sis eyes.

Sensationalism (sen-sā'shon-al-izm), n. Most animals are binocular, spiders octonocular, Inetaph. the theory or doctrine that all our and some renorular.

Der har ideas are solely derived through our senses Señor (sen-yör), 1. A Spanish title or form or sensations; sensualism.

of address, corresponding to the English Sensationalist (sen-sā'shon-al-ist), n. In Mr. or sir, a gentleman.

metaph, a believer in or upholder of the Señora (sen-yo'ra), n. The feminine of doctrine of sensationalism or sensualism. Selor; madame or Mrs.; a lady.

Sometimes used adjectivally.
Sensate, Sensatedt (sens'át, sens'āt-ed), a. Accordingly we are not surprised to find that Locke
Perceived by the senses.

was claimed as the founder of a sensationalist school, Sensatet (sens’ät), 1.1. To have perception

whose ultimate conclusions bis calm and pious mind vl, as an object of the senses; to apprehend

would bave indignantly repudiated. We con

sider this on the whole a less objectionable term than by the senses or understanding.

sensualist' or 'sensuist;' the latter word is uncouth, Sensation (sen-sa'shon), n. [Fr. sensation, and the former, from the things which it connotes, is


hardly fair. from L. L sensatio, sensationis, from L. senfia, sensum, to feel, hear, see, &c., to per- Sensationary (sen-sā'shon-a-ri), n. Possessceive. See SENSE.] 1. The effect produced on ing or relating to sensation; sensational. the sensorium by something acting on the Sense (sens), n. (L. sensus, sensation, a sense, bodily organs; an impression made upon from gentio, sensum, to perceive by the the mind through the medium of one of the senses (whence sentence, consent, dissent, organs of sense, feeling produced by exter. assent, &c.).] 1. One of the faculties by which nal objects, or hy some change in the inter man and the higher animals perceive external state of the body; a feeling; as, a sen nal objects by means of impressions made on sation of light, heat, heaviness, &c. Sensa certain organs of the body. The senses enable tions are conveyed by means of nerves to us to become acquainted with some of the the brain or sensorium. An impression pro conditions of our own bodies, and with cerduced by something external to the body is tain properties and states of external things, sometimes spoken of as an external sensa such as their colour, taste, odour, size, form, tum; when it proceeds from some change density, motion, &c. A sense is exercised taking place within the living system, and through a specialized portion of the nerarising from its own actions, it is termed an vous system, capable of receiving only one internal senzation; thus the impression series or kind of impressions. The senses communicated to the mind by the effect of are usually spoken of as being five in numlight on the retina, and the painful sensa ber, namely, sight, hearing, taste, smell, tion produced by a blow, are external sen and touch: and each of them is exercised in sations; the feeling of hunger and of rest the recognition of an impression conveyed lessness are internal sensations. The exter. along some nerve to the brain. Some phydal organs by which those impressions which siologists, however, recognize a sixth or caure sensations are primarily received are muscular sense arising from the sensitive called the organs of the senses; these are department of the fifth pair and the comthe eye, the ear, the nose, the tongue, pa

pound spinal nerves. (See under SENSAlate, &c., which constitute the organ of TION.) Others again treat of a seventh or taste, and the extremities of nerves, dis visceral sense, a term which they apply to Darsed under the common integuments, the instinctive sensations arising from the which give rise to the common sensation, ganglionic department of the nervous sysfeeling or touch. In addition to these, ac tem.-2. Perception by the senses or bodily cording to Professor Bain, 'the feelings con organs; sensation, feeling. Burn out the Deeted with the movements of body, or the sense and virtue of mine eye.' Shak, action of the muscles, have come to be re In a living creature, though never so great, the

sen se and the affects of any one part of the body instantly make a transcursion throughout the whole.

Bacon, 3. Perception by the mind; apprehension through the intellect; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation; feel. ing. Basilius, having the quick sense of a lover.' Sir P. Sidney. Having sense of beauty.' Shak.

Have they any sense of what they sing? Tennysou, 4. Moral perception; consciousness; conviction; as, to have a sense of wrong, a sense of shame. Tennyson.

Some are so hardened in wickedness as to have no sense of the most friendly offices. Sir R. L'Estrange. 5. Sound perception and reasoning; correct reason; good mental capacity; understand. ing; as, a man of sense. Lost the sense that handles daily life.' Tennyson. Inmodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense. Roscommon. Yet, if he has sense but to balance a straw, He will sure take the hint fron the picture I draw.

Smollett. 6. Perceptive faculties in the aggregate : faculty of thinking and feeling; mind. Did all confound her sense.' Tennyson.

Are you a man! have you a soul or sexse! Shak. 7. That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.

The municipal council of the city had ceased to speak the sense of the citizens. Macaulay. 8. Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of a word or phrase; a literal or figurative sense.

When a word has been used in two or three senses, and has made a great inroad for error, drop one or two of those senses, and leave it only one remaining.

Walls -Common sense. See under COMMON. Senset (sens), v. t. To perceive by the senses.

Is he sure that objects are not otherwise sensed by others than they are by him?

Glanville Sensefult (sens'fyl), a. Reasonable; judicious. 'Hearkening to his senseful speech.'

Spenser. Senseless (sens'les), a. 1. Destitute of sense; having no power of sensation or perception; incapable of sensation or feeling: insensible; as, the body when dead is senseless ; but a limb or other part of the body may be senseless when the rest of the body enjoys its usual sensibility. The ears are senseless that should give us bearing.

Shak, 2. Wanting feeling, sympathy, or appreciation; without sensibility. The senseless grave feels not your pious sorrows.

Ruwe. 3. Contrary to reason or sound judgment; ill-judged; unwise; foolish; nonsensical.

They would repent this their senseless perverseness when it would be too late. Clarendon. 4. Wanting understanding; acting without sense or judgment; foolish; stupid.

They were a senseless stupid race. Swift. Senselessly (sens'les-)i), adv. In a senseless manner; stupidly; unreasonably; as, a man senselessly arrogant. Locke. Senselessness (sens'les-nes), n. The state or quality of being senseless; as, (a) want of sensation, perception, or feeling. A gulf, a void, a sense of senselessness.' Shelley. (6) Want of judgment or good sense; unreasonableness; folly; stupidity; absurdity. "Stupidity and senselessness.' Hales. Sensibility (sens-i-bil'i-ti). n. (Fr. sensibilité, from sensible.] 1. The state or quality of being sensible or capable of sensation : that power which any organ or tissue of the body has of causing changes inherent in or excited in it to be perceived and recognized by the mind; as, a frozen limb loses its sensibility. -2. Capacity to feel or perceive in general; specifically, the capacity of the soul to exercise or to be the subject of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will; the capacity of being impressed with such sentiments as those of sublimity, awe, wonder, &c. — 3. Peculiar susceptibility of impression, pleasurable or painful; delicacy or keenness of feeling;quick emotion or sympathy; as, sensibility to praise or blanie; a man of exquisite sensibility:

Modesty is a kind of quick and delicate feeling in the soul: it is such an exquisite sensibility as warns a woman to shun the first appearance of everything hurtful.

Addison The true lawgiver ought to have a heart full of sensibility

In this sense used frequently in the plural.

'Twere better to be born a stone,
Of ruder shape, and feeling none,
Than with a tenderness like mine
And sensibilities so fine.







the genus

4. Experience of sensations; actual feeling. sensitive appetite.' Dryden. *The sensitive sensus, sense.) 1. A general name given to Burke. -5. That quality of an instrument faculty.' Ray. -2. Having feelings easily the brain or to any series of nerve-centres which makes it indicate very slight changes excited; having feelings keenly susceptible in which impressions derived from the exof condition; delicacy; sensitiveness; as, the of external impressions; readily and acutely ternal world become localized, transformert sensibility of a balance or of a thermometer. affected; of keen sensibility; as, the most into sensations, and thereafter transferred Sensible (sens'i-bl), a. (Fr. sensible, from sensible men are the least sensitive.

by reflex action to other parts of the body L. sensibilis, from sensus. See SENSE.)

The term has been sometimes specially ap

She was too sensitive to abuse and calumny, 1. Capable of being perceived by the senses;

Macaulay. plied to denote the series of organs in the apprehensible through the bodily organs; 3. In physics, easily affected or moved; as, a

brain connected with the reception of specapable of exciting sensation.

sensitive balance; a sensitive thermometer. cial impressions derived from the organs of Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible

4. In chem. and photog. readily affected by sense. Thus the olfactory and optic lobes, To feeling as to sight? Or art thou but the action of appropriate agents; as, iodized

the auditory and gustatory ganglia, &c, A dagger of the mind, a false creation ? Shak.

paper is sensitive to the action of light. -- form parts of the typical sensorium in this Air is sensible to the touch by its motion. Arbuthnot.

5. Serving to affect the senses; sensible. 'A latter sense. The older physiologists held 2. Perceptible to the mind; making an im love of some sensitive object. Hammond. the theory of a sensorium commune which pression on the reason or understanding; (Rare. 1–6. Pertaining to the senses or to extended throughout the whole nervous keenly felt.

sensation; depending on sensation; as, sen system. – 2. The term formerly applied to The disgrace was more sensible than the pain. sitive muscular motions excited by irritation. an ideal point in the brain where the soul

Sir W. Temple.
-Sensitive flames, flames which are easily

was supposed to be more especially located 3. Capable of sensation; having the capacity affected by sounds, being made to lengthen

or centralized; according to Descartes a of receiving impressions from external ob.

out or contract, or change their form in small body near the base of the brain called jects; capable of perceiving by the senses

various ways. The most sensitive flame the pineal gland. or bodily organs; as, the eye is sensible to

is produced in burning gas issuing from a Sensory (sen'so-ri), a. Relating to the sen

small taper jet. Such a flame will be affected sorium; as, sensory ganglia; sensory nerves. I would that your cambric were as sensible as your finger, that you might leave pricking it for pity. Shak.

by very small noises, as the ticking of a Sensory (sen'so-ri), 11. 1. Same as Senso

watch held near it or the clinking of coins rium, I. 4. Capable of emotional influences; emo

100 feet off. The gas must be turned on so Is not the sensory of animals the place to which the tionally affected. • If thon wert sensible of that the flame is just at the point of roaring.

sensitive substance is present, and into which the sencourtesy.' Shak. 'Sensible of wrong.' Dry

sible species of things are carried through the nerves

of den. – 5. Very liable to impression from

-Sensitive plant. See SENSITIVE-PLANT. the brain, that there they may be perceived by their im.

Sensitive + (sens'i-tiv), n. Something that mediate presence to that substance. Sir 1. Newton. without; easily affected ; sensitive. With

feels; sensorium. affection wondrous sensible.' Shak.-6. Per.

2. One of the organs of sense. ceiving or having perception either by the

Sensitively (sens'i-tiv-li), adv. In a sensisenses or the intellect; perceiving so clearly sensitiveness (sens'i-tiv-nes), n. The state tive manner. Hammond.

That we all have double sensorics, two eyes, two ears, is an effectual confutation of this atheistícal sophism.

Benlicy. as to be convinced; cognizant; satisfied;

of being sensitive or easily affected by ex Sensual (sen'sū-al), a. (L. sensualis, from persuaded.

ternal objects, events, or representations; sentio, sensum, to perceive by the senses. I do not say there is no soul in man because he is not

the state of having quick and acute sensi See SENSE.) 1. Pertaining to, consisting in, sensible of it in his sleep; but I do say he cannot think at any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible

bility to impressions upon the mind and or affecting the senses or bodily organs of of it. Locke. feelings.

perception. They were now sensible it would have been better to Sensitive - plant (sens'i-tiv-plant), n. A

Far as creation's ample range extends comply than to refuse.

Addison. name given to several plants which display The scale of sensual, mental pow'rs ascends. Pope 7. Easily or readily moved or affected by movements of their leaves in a remarkable

2. Relating to or concerning the body, in disnatural agents; capable of indicating slight degree, not only under the influence of light

tinction from the spirit; not spiritual or changes of condition; sensitive; as, a sen

and darkness, but also under mechanical and sible thermometer or balance.--8. Possess other stimuli. The common sensitive plant

intellectual; carnal; fleshly. Jas. ii. 15;

Jude 19. ing or containing sense, judgment, or rea

is a tropical American leguminous annual

The greatest part of men are such as prefer .. son; endowed with or characterized by good

that or common sense; intelligent; understandMimosa (M. pu

good which is sensual before whatsoever is divine.

Hooker. ing; reasonable; judicious; as, a sensible dica). It is a

3. Pertaining to or consisting in the gratifiman; a sensible proposal. To be now a low plant, with

cation of sense or the indulgence of appesensible man, by and by a fool.' Shak. white flowers

tite; luxurious; lewd; voluptuous; devoted Sensible note or tone, in music, the seventh disposed in

to the pleasures of sense and appetite. note of any diatonic scale: so termed because, heads, which are

No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from being but a semitone below the octave or rendered some

that in which sensual men place their felicity,

Atterbury. key-note, and naturally leading up to that,

what conspicu. it makes the ear sensible of its approaching ous by the

4. Pertaining, relating, or pecnliar to sensusound. Called also the Leading Note. length of the

alism as a philosophical doctrine. Sensible t (sens'i-bl), n. 1. Sensation; sensi.

stamens; the

Sensualism (sen'sů-al-izm), n. 1. In metaph. bility. leaves are com

that theory which bases all our mental acts Our torments also may in length of time pound, consist.

and intellectual powers upon sensation: Become our elements; these piercing fires ing

sensationalism. of four

The theory opposed to it As soft as now severe, our temper changed leaves, them

is intellectualism.—2. A state of subjection Into their temper; which must needs remove The sensible of pain.

to sensual feelings and appetites; sensuality; Milton

selves pinnated,
united upon &

2. That which produces sensation; that
common foot-

Tyrants, by the sale of human life, which impresses itself on the senses; some stalk. At the ap

Heap luxuries to their sensualism. Shelley. thing perceptible; a material substance. Dr. H. More.-3. That which possesses senproach of night

Sensualist (sen'sū-al-ist), n. 1. A person the leaflets all

given to the indulgence of the appetites or sibility or capability of feeling; sensitive fold together;

senses; one who places his chief happiness being

the same takes
Sensitive-plant (Mimosa

in carnal pleasures.-2. One who holds the This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but

place with the even to vegetals and sensibles.

sensual theory in philosophy; a sensationalBurton.

pudica) partial leaves,

ist. Sensibleness (sens'i-bl-nes), n. The state and, finally, the common footstalk bends Sensualistic (sen'sů-al-ist"ik), a.

1. Upor quality of being sensible; sensibility; as, towards the stem; at sunrise the leaves holding the doctrine of sensualism.--2. Sen(a) capability of sensation; as, the sensiblegenerally unfold. The same phenomena

sual. ness of the eye to light. (6) Possibility of

take place on the plant being roughly Sensuality (sen-sū-al'i-ti), n. [Fr. sensubeing perceived by the senses. (c) Sensitive.

touched or irritated, only that it recovers alité. See SENSUAL.) The quality of being ness; keenness of feeling. This feeling and itself in a short period. The same property

sensual: (a) devotedness to the gratification sensibleness and sorrow for sin.' Hammond. belongs to other species of Mimosa, and to of the bodily appetites; free indulgence in (d) Good sense; intelligence; reasonableness; species of other genera, as the Hedysarum carnal or sensual pleasures. “Those pamas, the sensibleness of his conduct or remarks.

gyrans, the ternate and pinnate species of per'd animals that rage in savage sensuality. Sensibly (sens'i-bli), adv. In a sensible Oxalis, the Dionæa muscipula, &c.

Shak. manner; as, (a) in a manner perceived by Sensitivity (sens-i-tiv'i-ti), n. The state of They avoid dress, lest they should have affections the senses; perceptibly to the senses; as, being sensitive; specifically, (a) in chem.

tainted by any sensuality,

Addison. pain sensibly increased; motion sensibly and photog. readily affected by the action of (6) Carnality; fleshliness. Daniel Rogers. accelerated. () With perception, either of appropriate agents; as, the sensitivity of Sensualization (sen'sű-al - iz-å"shon), n. mind or body; sensitively; feelingly; as, he

prepared paper. (6) In physiol. that pro The act of sensualizing; the state of being feels his loss very sensibly.

perty of living parts by which they are cap sensualized. What remains past cure

able of receiving impressions by means of Sensualize (sen'sū-al - iz), v.t. pret. & pp. Bear not too sensibly.

the nervous system; sensibility.

sensualized; ppr. sensualizing. To make (c) With intelligence or good sense; judi. Sensitize (sens'i-tiz), v.t. pret. & pp. sensi sensual; to subject to the love of sensual ciously; as, the man converses very sensibly tized; ppr. sensitizing. To render sensitive pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications. on all common topics.

or capable of being acted on by the actinic Sensualized by pleasure, like those who Sensiferous (sen - sif'er-us), a. Producing rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or a sen were changed into brutes by Circe.' Pope. sensation. (Rare.)

sitized plate: a term in photography, &c. Sensually (sen'sū-al-li), adv. In a sensual Sensific (sen - sif'ik), a. (L. Sensus, sense, Sensitory (sens'i-to-ri), n. Same as Sen manner. and facio, to make.) Producing sensation. eory. See SENSORIUM.

Sensualness (sen'sū-al-nes), n.
Sensism (sens'izm), n. In metaph. same as Sensivet (sen'siv), a. Possessing sense or lity of being sensual; sensuality.
feeling; sensitive. Sir P. Sidney.

Sensuism (sen'sū-izm), n. The same as Sensist (sens'ist), n. Same as Sensationalist. Sensor (sen'sor), «. Sensory. [Rare.) Sensualism. Sensitive (sens'i-tiv), a. [Fr. sensitif, L.L. Sensorial (sen-so'ri-al), a. Pertaining to Sensuosity (sen-sq-osoi-ti), n. The state sensitivus. See SENSE.) 1. Having sense or the sensory or sensorium; as, sensorial of being sensuous. feeling, or having the capacity of perceiving faculties; sensorial motions or powers. Sensuous (sen'sū-us), a. 1. Pertaining to the impressions from external objects. • The Sensorium (sen-so'ri-um), n. (From L. senses; connected with sensible objects; ap

The qua




pealing to or addressing the senses; abounding in or suggesting sensible images.

To this poetry would be made precedent, as being loss subtle and fine, but more simple, SCHLsIcons, and passionate

Milton. To express in one word all that appertains to the perception, considered as passive and merely recipi. ent, I have adopted from our elder classics the word JERSEm.

Coleridge. 2 Readily affected through the senses; alive to the pleasure to be received through the senses.

Too soft and sensuous by nature to be exhilarated by the conflict of modern opinions, he (Keats) found at once food for his love of beauty, and an opiate for his despondency in the remote tales of Greek anythology.

Quart. Rev.
Sensuously (sen'sū-118-11), adv. In a sensu-

ous manner. Coleridge.
Sensuousness (sen'sù-19-nes), 1. Quality
of being sensuous, in both its meanings.

There is a suggestion of easy-going sensuousness in the lower part of the face, especially in the fulness of the chin.

Edin, Rev. Sentt (hent), n. Scent; sensation ; percep

tion. Spenser. Sent (seat), pret & pp. of send. Sentence (sen'tens), n. (Fr.; L. sententia,

from antio, to perceive by the senses. See SENSE) 1. An expressed or pronounced opinion; judgment; a decision. Acts xv. 19.

My sentence is for open war. Milton. The sentence of the early writers, including the fifth and sixth centuries, if it did not pass for infallible, was of prodigious weight in controversy.


manual consisted of an arranged collection
of sentences from Augustine and other
fathers on points of Christian doctrine, with
objections and replies, also collected from
authors of repute.
Sententiosity (sen-ten'shi-os"i-ti), n. Sen-

tentiousness. Sir T. Browne.
Sententious (sen - ten'shus ), a. [Lsen-
tentiosus, Fr. sententieux. See SENTENCE.
1. Abounding with sentences, axioms, and
maxims; rich in judicious observations;
pithy; terse; as, a sententious style or dis-
course; sententious truth.

How he apes his sire,

2. Comprising sentences; sentential; as, 'sen-
tentious marks.' N. Grew.
Sententiously (sen- ten'shus-li), ado. In
a sententious manner; in short expressive
periods; with striking brevity.

Nausicaa delivers her judgment sententiously, to
give it more weight.

W. Broome. Sententiousness (sen-ten'shus-nes), n. The quality of being sententious or short and energetic in expression; pithiness of sentences; brevity of expression combined with strength.

The Medea I esteem for the gravity and senten.
tiousness of it.

Senteryt (sen'tér-i), n. A sentinel. See SEN-

TRY. Milton.
Sentience, Sentiency (sen'sbi-ens, sen'shi-
en-si), n. The state of being sentient: the
faculty of perception; feeling. 'Sentience
or feeling.' Nature.
Sentient (sen'shi-ent), a. (L. sentiens, sen-

tientis, ppr. of sentio, to perceive by the
senses. See SENSE) 1. Capable of perceiving
or feeling; having the faculty of perception;
as, man is a sentient being; he possesses a
sentient faculty. The series of mental states
which constituted his sentient existence.'
J. S. Mill.-2. In physiol. a term applied to
those parts which are more susceptible of
feeling than others; as, the sentient extre-
mities of the nerves, &c.
Sentient (sen'shi-ent), n. One who has the
faculty of perception; a perceiving being.
Sentiently (sen'shi-ent-li), adv. In a sen-

tient or perceptive manner.
Sentiment (sen'ti-ment), n. (Fr.; L.L. sen.
timentum, from L. sentio, to perceive by
the senses, to feel. See SENSE.) 1. A thought
prompted by passion or feeling: a feeling
toward or respecting some person or thing;
a particular disposition of mind in view of
some subject.

We speak of sentiments of respect, of esteem, of
gratitude; but I never heard the pain of the gout, or
any other feeling, called a sentiment. Reid.
2. Tendency to be swayed by feeling; tender
susceptibility; feeling; emotion; sensibility.

I am apt to suspect ... that reason and senti.
ment concur in almost all moral determinations and

Less of sentiment than sense
Had Katie.

3. Thought; opinion; notion; judgment;
the decision of the mind formed by deliber-
ation or reasoning; as, to express one's sen-
timents on a subject.

On questions of feeling, taste, observation, or re-
port, we define our sentiments. On questions of
science, argument, or metaphysical abstraction, we
define our opinions.

W. Taylor,
4. The sense, thought, or opinion contained
in words, but considered as distinct from
them; as, we may like the sentiment, when
we dislike the language. Hence-5. In the
fine arts, the leading idea which has gov-
erned the general conception of a work of
art, or which makes itself visible to the eye
and mind of the spectator through the work
of the artist. Pairholt.-6. A thought ex-
pressed in striking words; a sentence ex-
pressive of a wish or desire; a toast, gener-
ally couched in proverbial or epigrammatic
language; as, More friends and less need
of them.
I'll give you a sentiment. Here's success to usury.

7. In phren, a term employed to designate
the second division of the moral or affective
faculties of the mind, the first being termed
propensities. See PHRENOLOGY.
Sentimental (sen-ti-ment'al), a. 1. Having
sentiment; apt to be swayed by sentiment;
indulging in sensibility; manifesting an ex.
cess of sentiment; affecting sentiment or
sensibility; artificially or mawkishly tender.

A sentimental mind is rather prone to overwrought
feeling and exaggerated tenderness. Whately.

by a court or judge upon a criminal; a judicial decision publicly and officially declared in a criminal prosecution. In technical language sentence is used only for the declaration of judgment against one convicted of a crime. In civil cases the decision of a court is called a judgment. In criminal cases sentence is a judgment pronounced ; doom -3. A determination or decision given, particularly a decision that condemns, or an unfavourable determination.

Let him set out some of Luther's works, that by them we may pass sentence upon his doctrines.

Alterbury 4 A maxim; an axiom; a short saying containing moral instruction.

Who fears a sentence or an old man's saw

Shall by a painted cloth be kept in awe. Shak. 5. In gram. a period; a number of words containing complete sense or a sentiment, and followed by a full point; a form of words in which a complete thought or proposition is expressed. Sentences may be divided into simple, compound, and complex. A simple sentence consists of one subject and one finite verb; as, 'the Lord reigns.' A coin pound sentence contains two or more subjects and finite verbs, as in this verse

He Alls, he bounds, connects and equals all.' Pope. A complet sentence consists of one principal sentence together with one or more dependent sentences; as, 'the man, who came yesterday, went away to-day.' It differs from the compound sentence in haying one or more clauses subordinate to a principal clause, whereas in the compound the clauses are co-ordinate, or on the same footing.-6. Sense; meaning: significance.

The discourse itself, voluble enough, and full of sentence.' Milton Sentence (sen'tens), v.t. pret. & pp. sen. tened; ppr. sentencing. 1. To pass or pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to doom to punishment. Katare herself is sentenced in your doom. Dryden.

Seriencing an officer of rank and family to the p ory in the regular course of judicial proceedings, gave general disgust.

Brongham 2 To pronounce as judgment; to express as a decision or determination; to decree.

Let them ... enforce the present execution of what we chance to seruence,

Shak, 2 To express in a short energetic manner.

Let me hear one wise man sentence it, rather than twenty fools, garrulous in their lengthened tale.

Feltham. Sentencer (sen'tens-ér). n. One who pro

nounces a sentence. Southey. Sentential (sen-ten'shal), a. 1. Comprising septences - 2. Pertaining to a sentence or full period; as, a sentential pause. Sententially (sen-ten'shal-li), ado. In a sen

tential manner; by means of sentences. Sententiarian, Sententiary (sen-ten-shia'ri-an, sen-ten'shi-a-ri), a Formerly, one who read lectures or commented on the Liber sententiarum of Peter Lombard, a school divine of the twelfth century. This

2. Exciting sensibility; appealing to sentiment or feeling rather than to reason.

Perhaps there is no less danger in works called sentimental. They attack the heart more success. fully because more cautiously.

Dr. Knox.
- Romantic, Sentimental. See under Ro-
Sentimentalism (sen-ti-ment'al-izm. n.

The quality of being sentimental or having
an excess of sensibility: affectation of senti-
mentor sensibility; sentimentality. 'Eschew

political sentimentalism.' Disraeli. Sentimentalist (sen-ti-ment'al-ist), n. One who affects sentiment, fine feeling, or exquisite sensibility. Sentimentality (sen'ti-ment-al"i-ti), n. Af. fectation of fine feeling or exquisite sensibility: sentimentalism. The false pity and sentimentality of many modern ladies.' T. Warton. Sentimentalize (sen-ti-ment'al-iz), v. i pret. & pp. sentimentalized; ppr. sentimentalizing. To affect exquisite sensibility; to play the sentimentalist. Sentimentally (sen-ti-ment'al-li), adv. In

a sentimental manner; as, to speak sentimentally. Sentinet (sen'tīn), n. [L. sentina, a sink.) A place into which dregs, dirt, &c., are thrown; a sink. 'A stinking sentine of all

vices.' Latimer. Sentinel (sen'ti-nel), n. [Fr. sentinelle; It.

sentinella; origin doubtful; by some re-
garded as from L. sentio, to perceive. 1. One
who watches or keeps guard to prevent sur-
prise; especially (milit.), a soldier set to
watch or guard an army, camp, or other
place from surprise, to observe the approach
of danger and give notice of it.

The fix'd sentinels almost receive
The secret whispers of each other's watch, Shak.

Where Love reigns, disturbing Jealousy
Doth call himself Affection's sentinel. Shak.
2.The watch, guard, or duty of a sentinel.
. That princes do keep due sentinel.' Bacon.
Used adjectively.
The sentinel stars set their watch in the sky.

Campbell Sentinel (sen'ti-nel), o.t. 1. To watch over as a sentinel. To sentinel enchanted ground.' Sir W. Scott. -2. To furnish with a sentinel or sentinels; to place under the guard of sentinels. R. Pollok. Sentry (sen'tri), n. [Corruption of sentinel. 1 1. A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel. 2. Guard; watch; duty of a sentinel. O'er my slumbers sentry keep.' Sir T. Browne. Sentry-box (sen'tri-boks), n. A small shed to cover a sentinel at his post, and shelter him from the weather. Senza (sånt'zá). [It., without ) In music, a term signifying without; as, senza stromenti, without instruments. — Senza sordini, without the dampers; in pianoforte playing, meaning that the dampers are to be raised from the strings. -Senza sordino, in violin or violoncello playing, signifies that the mute is to be removed. Sepahi (sep'a-hi), n. A sipahi; a sepoy. Sepal (sē pal), ñ. (Fr. sépale, an invented

term made to resemble pétale, a petal.) In bot. one of the separate divisions of a calyx when that organ is made up of various leaves. When it consists of but one part it is said to be monosepalous; when

of two or more parts, ss, Sepals. it is said to be di-, tri-,

tetra-, pentasepalous,
&c. When of a variable and indefinite num-
ber of parts, it is said to be polysepalous.
Sepaline (sep'al-in), a. In bot. relating to
a sepal or sepals; having the nature of a
Sepaloid (sep'al-oid), a. Like a sepal, or

dístinct part of a perianth.
Sepalous (sep'al-us), a. Relating to or hav-

ing sepals.
Separability (sep'a-ra-bil"'i-ti), n. The qua-
lity of being separable, or of admitting sep-
aration or disunion; divisibility.

Separability is the greatest argument of real distinction

Glanville. Separable (sep'a-ra-bl), a. (L. separabilir. See SEPARATE) Capable of being separated, disjoined, disunited, or rent; divisible; as, the separable parts of plants; qualities not separable from the substance in which they exist.

tereza (sånt ze weather his post 4 small one.

ch, chain;

ch, Se, loch;

g. go;

j, job;

, Fr. ton;

ng, sing;

TH, then; th, thin;

w, wig; wh, whig; zh, azure. -See KEY.





Separableness (sep'a-ra-bl-nes), n.


consent, or by decree of a court of law. See sēpo, to make putrid.) The name of a genus quality of being separable, or capable of DIVORCE, MENSA.

of scincoid saurian reptiles, sometimes separation or disunion.

Separatism (sep'a-rät-izm), n. The state of called serpent-lizards. They are found in Trials permit me not to doubt of the separableness being a separatist; the opinions or practice the East Indies, the Cape of Good Hope, of a yellow tincture from gold.

Bəyle. of separatists; disposition to withdraw from and on the coasts of the Mediterranean. Separably (sep'a-ra-bli), adv.

In a separ-
a church; dissent.

These animals have elongated bodies, short able manner.

Separatist (sep'a-rät-ist), n. [Fr. sépara and indistinct feet, non-extensile tongues, Separate (sepa-rät), p.t. pret. & pp. 8epa

tiste. See SEPARATE.) One who withdraws and scales covering their bodies like tiles. rated; ppr. separating. (L. separo, separa

or separates himself; especially, one who Sepsidæ (sepsi-dé), n. pl. A family of liz

withdraws from a church, or rather from an tum-se, aside, and paro, to put, set, or place

ards, of which the type is the genus Seps. in order (whence prepare, &c.).] 1. To dis

established church, to which he has be See SEPS. unite; to divide; to sever; to part, in almost longed; a dissenter; a seceder; a schismatic; Sept (sept). n. (Probably a corruption of any manner, either things naturally or a sectary.

sect.] A clan, a branch of a race or family: casually joined; as, the parts of a solid After a faint struggle he yielded, and passed, with used particularly of the races or families in

the show of alacrity, a series of odious acts against Ireland. substance may be separated by breaking,

the separatists.

Macunlay. cutting, or splitting, or by fusion, decom

The terms 'tribe' and 'sept' are indifferently usert position, or natural dissolution; a compound Separatistic (sep’a-rät-ist"ik), a. Relating

by many writers on Irish antiquities; but Sir Henry to or characterized by separatism; schisbody may be separated into its constituent

Maine thinks the first applies to the larger unit of matical.

the above description, and the second to the minor parts; friends may be separated by neces.

Separative (sep'a-rāt-iv), a. Tending to groups it includes. ... The sept was known by a sity, and must be separated by death; the

second name, the Fine or Family, and it was eviseparate; promoting separation. Boyle. prism separates the several kinds of coloured

dently a distinct organic group in the main connected Separator (sep'a-rät-ėr), n. One who or

by the ties of blood, and claiming descent from a rays; a riddle separates the chaff from the grain. --2. To set apart from a number, as

that which separates, divides, or disjoins; common ancestor, yet certainly containing other ele a divider.

ments introduced by doption and like processes. In for a particular service. Separatory (sep'a-ra-to-ri), a. Causing or

this respect it had inuch affinity with the Roman Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work

Gens' and the Hellenic House'; and it was singu. used in separation; separative; as, separawhereunto I have called them. Acts xiii, 2.

larly like the Hindoo Joint Family' united in kidtory ducts. Cheyne.

dred, worship, and estate, and one of the earliest 3. To make space between; to sever, as by Separatory (sep’a-ra-to-ri), n. 1. A chemi monads of Aryan life.

Edin Roo. an intervening space; to lie between; as, cal vessel for separating liquors.-2. A surthe Atlantic separates Europe from America. gical instrument for separating the peri- Sept (sept), m[L. septum, an inclosure.)

In arch. a railing. Britton. Separate (sep’a-rät), v.i. 1. To part; to be crapium from the cranium. disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw Sepawn (se-pan'), n.

Septa (sep'ta), pl. of septum (which see). A species of food

Septæmia, n. See SEPTICÆMIA. from each other. consisting of meal of maize boiled in water.

Septal (sep'tal), a. (United States.) Written also Sepon.

Of or belonging to a When there was not room enough for their herds to feed, they by consent separated, and enlarged sepeliblet (sep'e-li-bl), a. (L. sepelibilis, from Septangle (sep'tang-gl), n. [L. seplem, seren,

septum. their pasture.

sepelio, to bury) Fit for, admitting of, or 2. To cleave; to open; as, the parts of a

and angulus, an angle) În geom, a figure intended for burial; that may be buried. substance separate by drying.

having seven sides and seven angles; a heptSepelitiont (sep-i-li'shon), n. [See above. )

agon. Separate (sep'a-rāt), a. (L. separatus, pp. Burial; interment. Bp. Hall.

Septangular (sep-tang'gū-lér), a. Having of separo. See the verb.) 1. Divided from Sepia (sē'pi-a), n. (L., from Gr. sēpia, the

seven angles. the rest; being parted from another; dis cuttle-fish or squid.] 1. The cuttle-fish, a joined; disconnected: used of things that

Septaria (sep-tā'ri-a), n. (From L. septum, genus of cephalopodous molluscs, order Di.

an inclosure, from sepio, to inclose.) 1. A have been united or connected. branchiata See CUTTLE. — 2. In the fine

genus of acephalous molluscs belonging to Come out from among them, and be ye separate, arts, a species of pigment prepared from

the family Tubicolidæ of Lamarck. -2. In bot. saith the Lord.

2 Cor. vi. 17. a black juice secreted by certain glands of 2. Unconnected; not united; distinct: used the sepia or cuttle-fish.

a genus of fungi belonging to the division The Sepia offici.

Gasteromycetes.-3. A name given to nodules of things that have not been connected. nalis, so common in the Mediterranean, is

or spheroidal masses of calcareous mari, chiefly sought after on account of the proSuch an high priest became us, who is holy, harm.

ironstone, or other matter, whose interior fusion of colour which it affords. The se. less, undefiled, and separate from sinners.

presents numerous fissures or seams of some Heb. vii. 26. cretion, which is insoluble in water, but 3. Alone; withdrawn; without company. extremely diffusible through it, is agitated

crystallized substance which divide the Beyond his hope, Eve separate he spies. Milton, in water to wash it, and then allowed slowly Septate (sep’tāt), a. Partitioned off or di

to subside, after which the water is poured 4. Disunited from the body; incorporeal ;

vided into compartments by septa. off, and the black sediment is formed into as, a separate spirit; the separate state of

September (sep-tem'ber), n. [L., from sepcakes or sticks. In this form it is used as a souls. Locke. --Separate estate, the property

tem, seven.) The ninth month of the year, common writing ink in China, Japan, and of a married woman, which she holds inde

so called from being the seventh month from India. When prepared with caustic lye it pendently of her husband's interference and

March, which was formerly the first month forms a beautiful brown colour, with a fine

of the year. control. - Separate maintenance, a provision

grain, and has given name to a species of made by a husband for the sustenance of

Septembrist (sep-tembrist), n. (Fr. septem. monochrome drawing now extensively culhis wife, where they have come to a reso

briste, septembriseur.) The name given to tivated. lution to live separately.

one of the authors or agents of the dreadful Sepiadæ (sē'pi-a-dē), n. [See SEPIA.) A Separately (sep'a-rät-li), adv. In a separate

massacre of prisoners which took place in family of cephalopods, including those forms or unconnected state; apart; distinctly;

Paris on September 2d and 3d, 1792, in the which are popularly called cuttle-fishes.

first French revolution; hence, a malignant singly; as, the opinions of the council were See CUTTLE.

or bloodthirsty person. separately taken.

Sepic (sė'pik), a. 1. Pertaining to sepia. – Septemfluous (sep-tem'fū-us), a., (L, sepConceive the whole together, and not everything 2. Done in sepia, as a drawing. separately and in particular. Dryden.

tem, seven, and fluo, to flow.) Divided into Sepicolous (sē-pik'o-lus), a. (L. sepes, a

seven streams or currents; having seven Separateness (sep'a-rät-nes), n. The state hedge, and colo, to inhabit.] In bot. in

mouths, as a river. The main streams of of being separate. habiting or growing in hedgerows.

this septemfluous river.' Dr. H. More. (Rare.] Separatical (sep-a-rat'ik-al), a. Pertaining Sepidaceous (se-pi-da'shus), a. In zool, of to separation in religion; schismatical. or relating to molluscs of the genus Sepia.

Septempartite (sep-tem'pär-tit), a. Divided

nearly to the base into seven parts. Dright. (Rare.)

Sepiment (sep'i-1 ent), n. (L. sepimentum. Septemvir (sep-tem'vėr), n. pl. SeptemSeparation (sep-a-rā'shon), n. (L. separatio, from sepio, to inclose.) A hedge; a fence;

viri (sep-tem'vi-ri). [L. septem, seven, and separationis. See SEPARATE.) 1. The act of something that separates.

vir, a man, pl. viri, men.) One of seven men separating, severing, or disconnecting; dis- Sepiolite (sé'pi-o-lit), n. (Gr. sēpion, the

joined in any office or commission; as, tlie junction; as, the separation of the soul from bone of the cuttle-fish, and lithos, a stone.)

septemviri epulones, one of the four great the body.--2. The state of being separate; See MAGNESITE. disunion; disconnection.

religious corporations at Rome, Sepiostaire (sē-pi-os'tār), n. (Gr. sēpia, a

Septemvirate (sep-tem'vėr-át), n. The office As the confusion of tongues was a mark of separa. cuttle-fish, and osteon, a bone. ] In zool. the

of a septemvir; a government of seven pertion, so the being of one language was a mark of internal shell of the cuttle-fish, commonly union. Bacon. known as the cuttle-bone. H. A. Nicholson.

Septenary (sep'ten-a-ri), a. (L. septenarius, 3. The operation of disuniting or decompos. Sepometer (se-pom'et-er), n. (Gr. sëpo, to

from septeni, seven each, from septem, ing substances; chemical analysis. Bacon. putrefy, and metron, a measure.) An instru.

seven.] 1. Consisting of or relating to seven; 4. Divorce; disunion of married persons : ment for determining, by means of the de.

as, a septenary number.- 2. Lasting seven cessation of conjugal cohabitation of man coloration and decomposition produced in

years; occurring once in seven years. and wife, * A separation between the king permanganate of soda, the amount of or

Septenary (sep'ten-a-ri), n. The number and Katharine.' Shak. - Judicial separation, ganic impurity existing in the atmosphere.

Burnet (Rare.) the separation of a husband and wife by Sepon (se-pon'), n. Same as Sepawn.

In bot. applied decree of the Court of Divorce. It may be Sepose (se-pôz'), v.t. pret. & pp. seposed; Septenate (sep'ten-āt), a.

to an organ having seven parts, as a comobtained by a husband or by a wife on the ppr. seposing. (L. sepono, se positum se,

pound leaf with seven leaflets coming off ground of adultery, cruelty, or desertion apart, and pono, to place.) To set apart.

from one point. without cause for two years and upwards. God seposed a seventh of our time for his exterior

Septennate (sep-ten'át), 11. [L. septem, The parties, not being divorced, cannot



seven, and annus, a year. ) A period of marry again; but there is no longer the Sepositt (se-poz'it), v.t. To set aside. Fel.

seven years. duty of cohabiting. Other effects of a judi. ат.

Septennial (sep-ten'ni-al), a. (L. septenniscial separation depend on the terms of the Sepositiont (sep-ó-zi'shon), n. The act of

septem, seven, and annus, a year.] 1. Lasting order, the judge having considerable dis setting apart; segregation. Jer. Taylor. or continuing seven years; as, septennial cretion, so as to deal with each case accord- Sepoy (sē' poi), n. (Per. sipahi, a soldier.] parliaments. — 2. Happening or returning ing to its merits. The Scottish law nearly 1. A name given in Hindustan to the native once in every seven years; as, septennial coincides with the English, the Court of soldiers in the British service.-2. In Bom elections. Session having jurisdiction. Neither in bay, a foot messenger. Stocqueler.

Being once dispensed with for his septennirl visit Enzland nor in Scotland are husband and Seps (seps), n. (Gr. sēps, a small lizard, he resolved to govern thein by subaltern minis. wife entitled to live apart unless by common the bite of which causes putrefaction, from ters.







seven, and the term. of quatuor, four, in music a quartette.) Same as Septet (which see) Septuple (sep'tů-pl), a. (L. septuplus, from septem, seven) Sevenfold ; seven times as much. Septuple (sep'tū-pl), v.t. To make seven

Septennially (sep-ten'ni-al-li), ado. Once in

seven years. Septennium (sep-ten'ni-um), n. (L.) A

period of seven years. septentrial (sep-ten'tri-al), a. Of or per

taining to the north; septentrional. Drayton. Septentrio (sep-ten'tri-o), n. In astron. the

constellation Ursa Major or Great Bear. Septentrion (sep-ten'tri-on), n. [Fr. septentrion, L. septentrio, septentrionis, the north, from septentriones, the seven stars near the north pole belonging to the constellation called the Wain or the Great Bear-septem, seven, and triones, ploughing oxen.) The north or northern regions.

Thou art as opposite to every good

As the south to the septentrion, Shak. Septentrion (sep-ten'tri-on), Q. Northern.

Cold septentrion blasts.' Nilton (Rare.) Septentrional (sep-ten'tri-on-al), a. (L. sep. tentrionalis. See above.) Northern ; pertaining to the north. “The Goths and other septentrional nations.' Houcell. Septentrionality (sep-ten'tri-o-nal"i-ti), n.

State of being northern; northerliness. Septentrionally (sep-ten'tri-on-al-li), adv. Northerly; towards the north. Sir T. Broupne. Septentrionate (sep-ten'tri-on-át), v.i. pret & pp. septentrionated; ppr. septentri. onating. To tend toward the north. Sir T.

Brorene[Rare) Septet, Septette (sep-tet), n (L. septem, seven) In music, a composition for seven voices or instruments, Sept-foil (sept'foil). n. (L. septem, seven, and folium, a leaf) 1. A British plant, the Potentilla Tormentilla. See POTENTILLA. — 2 A figure of seven equal segments of a circle used in the Roman Catholic Church as a symbol of the seven sacraments, seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, &c. Septic, Septical (sep'tik, sep'tik-al), a. (Gr. septikos, from dépô, to putrefy ] Having power to promote putrefaction; causing putrefaction; as, septic poisons, which are those furnished by the animal kingdom. Septic (sep'tik, n. A substance that promotes or produces the putrefaction of bodies; a substance that eats away the flesh without cansing much pain. Dunglison. Septicæmia, Septæmia (sep-ti-se'mi-a, septêmi-a), n (Gr. septikos, sëptos, putrefying, from spo, to putrefy, and haima, blood.] Blood-poisoning by absorption into the circalation of poisonous or putrid matter through any surface. Pyremia is a subvariety. Septically (sep'tik-al-li), ade. In a septic manner, by means of sep

Septile (sep'til), a. In bot. of or belonging

to septa or dissepiments. Septillion (sep-tilli-on), n. (L. septem, seven.) In Eng. notation, a million raised to the seventh power; a number consisting of a unit followed by forty-two ciphers. In French and Italian notation, a unit followed by twenty-four ciphers. Septimal (sep'ti-mal), a. (L. septimus, seventh, from septem, seven.) Relating to the number seven. Septimanarian(sep'ti-ma-nā"ri-an), n. [LL. septimana, a week, from L. septem, seven.]

A monk on duty for a week in a monastery. Septimole (sep'ti-mol), n. In music, a group of seven notes to be played in the time of four or six. Septisyllable (sep'ti-sil-a-bl), n. [L. septem, seven, and E. syllable.) A word of seven syllables Septuagenarian (sep'tu-a-je-nă"ri-an), n. [See SEPTUAGENARY.] A person seventy years of age; a person between seventy and eighty years of age. Septuagenary (sep-tü-aj'en-a-ri), a. (L. septuagenarius, consisting of seventy, septua. geni, seventy each, from septem, seven.) Consisting of seventy or of seventy years; pertaining to a person seventy years old. Moses's septuagenary determination.' Sir T. Browne. Septuagenary (sep-tü-aj/en-a-ri), n. A sep

tuagenarian. Septuagesima (sep'tū-a-jes"i-ma), n. [L. septuagesimus, seventieth.) The third Sunday before Lent or before Quadragesima Sunday, so called because it is about seventy days before Easter. Septuagesimal (sep'tů-a-jes''i-mal), a. (See above. Consisting of seventy or of seventy years. Our abridged and septuagesimal age.' Sir T. Browne. Septuagint (sep'tû-a-jint), n. [L. septuaginta, seventy, from septem, seven. A Greek version of the Old Testament, usually expressed by the symbol LXX., so called either because it was approved and sanctioned by the sanhedrim, or supreme council of the Jewish nation, which consisted of about seventy members, or because, according to tradition, about seventy men were employed on the translation. It is reported by Josephus to have been made in the reign and by the order of Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt, about 270 or 280 years before the birth of Christ. It is supposed, however. by modern critics that this version of the several books is the work, not only of different hands, but of separate times. It is probable that at first only the Pentateuch was translated, and the remaining books gradually. The Septuagint was in use up to the time of our Saviour, and is that out of which most of the citations in the New Testament from the Old are taken. It is an invaluable help to the right understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures. Septuagint (sep'tů-a-jint), a. Pertaining to the Septuagint; contained in the Greek copy of the Old Testament.

The Septuagint chronology makes fifteen hundred years more from the creation to Abraham, than the present Hebrew copies of the Bible. Encyc. Brú. Septuaryt (sep'tu-a-ri), n. (L. septem, seven.]

Something composed of seven; a week. Ash. Septulate (sep'tű-låt), a. In bot. applied

to fruits having imperfect or false septa Septum (sep'tum), n. pl. Septa (sep'ta). (L., a partition, from sepio, to hedge in, to fence. A partition; a wall separating two cavities; specifically, (a) in bot. the partition of an ovary or fruit produced by the sides of the carpels brought together and consolidated. (6) In anat. the plate or wall which separates from each other two adjoining cavities, or which divides a principal cavity into sereral secondary ones; as, the septum of the nose. - ss, Septa. Septum cordis, the parti. tion between the two ventricles of the heart. Called also Septum Ventriculorum-Septum auricularum, the partition which separates the right from the left auricle of the heart, -Septum lucidum, the medullary substance which separates the two lateral ventricles of the brain. - Septum transversum, the diaphragm. - Septum nasi, the partition between the nostrils. Septuor (sep'tü-or), n (Fr., a somewhat bizarre form, compounded of L. septem,

Let any one figure to himself the condition of our globe, were the sun to be septupled

Sir y Herschel Sepulchral (sē-pulkral), a. (L. sepulchralis, from sepulchrum. See SEPULCHRE.) 1. Pertaining to burial, to the grave, or to monuments erected to the memory of the dead: as, a sepulchral stone; a sepulchral statue. Our wasted oil unprofitably burns, Like hidden lamps in old sepruchral urns. Cowper. 2. Suggestive of a sepulchre; hence, deep; grave; hollow in tone; as, a sepulchral tone of voice. The solemn sepulchral piety of certain North - Eastern gospellers.' Prof.

Blackie. - Sepulchral mound. See BARROW. Sepulchralize (sé-pül'kral-iz), v. t. To ren

der sepulchral or solemn. (Rare.) Sepulchre (sep'ul-ker), n. (L. sepulchrum, from sepelio, sepultum, to bury.] 1. A tomb; a building, cave, &c., for interment; a burial vault.

He rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

Mat. xxvii. 60. 2. In eccles. arch. a recess for the reception of the holy elements consecrated on Maunday Thursday till high-mass on Easter-day. Sepulchre (sepul-kér, formerly also se-pui'. ker), v. t. pret. & pp. sepulchred; ppr. ke. pulchring. To bury: to inter; to entomb. * Obscurely sepulchred.' Prior. Where merit is not sepulchered alive.' B. Jonson,

And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie,
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.

Milton. An earthquake's spoil is sepulchered below. Byron. Sepulture (sep'ul-tūr), n. (L. sepultura, from sepelio, sepultum, to bury.] 1. Burial: interment; the act of depositing the dead body of a human being in a burial-place. *Where we may royal sepulture prepare.' Dryden.-2. Grave; burial-place; sepulchre. Lamb; Cardinal Wiseman.

When ye comen by my sepulture
Remembreth that your fellow resteth there.

Chaucer. Sepulture (sep'ul-tür), v.t. To bury: to en

tomb; to sepulchre. Cowper. (Rare.) Sequacious (sē-kwa'shus), a. (L. sequax, sequacis, from sequor, to follow.] 1. Following; attendant; not moving on independently; disposed or tending to follow a leader. The fond sequacious herd.' Thomson.

Trees uprooted left their place,

Sequacions of the lyre. Drydent, 2. + Ductile; pliant; manageable. "The matter being ductile and sequacious.' Ray.3. Logically consistent and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of thought. "The sequacious thinkers of the day.' Sir W. Hamilton.

The motions of his mind were slow, solemn, and sequacious.

De Quincey. Sequaciousness (sē-kwa'shus-nes), n. State of being sequacious; disposition to follow. • The servility and sequaciousness of conscience.' Jer. Taylor. Sequacity (e-kwas’i-ti), n. (L. sequacitas, from sequax. See above.) 1. A following or disposition to follow. • Blind sequacity of other men's votes.' Whitlock.

It proved them to be hypotheses, on which the credulous sequacity of philosophers had bestowed the prescriptive authority of self-evident truths.

Sir W. Hamilton. 2. Ductility; pliableness. Bacon. Sequarious (sé-kwa'ri-us). a. Following:

sequacious. Roget. (Rare.) Sequel (sē'kwel), n. (Fr. séquelle; L. sequela, sequel, result, consequence, from scquor, to follow.) 1. That which follows and forms a continuation; a succeeding part; as, the sequel of a man's adventures or history. • The sequel of the tale.' Tennyson.

0, let me say no more!
Gather the sequel by what went before. Shak.
Consequence; result; event.

The sequel of to-day unsolders all
The goodliest fellowship of famous knights

Whereof this world holds record. Tennyson. 3. Consequence inferred; consequentialness. (Rare.)

What sequel is there in this argument! An arch. deacon is the chief deacon: ergo, he is only a deacon. 4. In Scots law, see under THIRLAGE.

was transe that at Aror separate of only of / seguracis, from se-kwa'shusper: ( en

Septicidal (sep-ti-si'dal), Q. (L septuin, a parti. tion, and cedo, to cut or divide. See SEPTUM.] Dividing at the septa or partitions; in bot. said of a mode of dehiscing in which the fruit is resolved into its component carpels, which split asunder through the dissepiments Treas. of Septicidal Dehiscence. Botany.

v. Valves. d, Dis. Septicity (ser-'is'i-ti), n. Sepiments. , Axis

The quality of being septic: tendency to promote putrefaction. Septifarious (sep-ti-fä'ri-us), a. (L. septifa. nain, sevenfold, from septem, seven. In bot turned seven different ways. Asa Gray. Septiferous (sep-tif'er-us), a. (L. septum, an inclosure, and fero, to bear.) In bot. bearing septa See SEPTUM. Septifluous (sep-tiflú-us), a. (L. septem, seven, and fluo, to flow.) Flowing in seven streams Septifolious (sep-ti-fóli-us), a. (L. septem, seven, and folium, a leaf.) Having seven leaves Septiform (sep'ti-form), a. (L septum, a partition, and forma, shape.) Resembling a septum or partition Septifragal (sep-tif'ra-gal), a. [L. septum, a partition, and frango, to break.) In bot. literally breaking from the partitions: applied to a mode of dehiscing in which the backs of the carpels separate from the disseptments whether formed by their sides or by expansions of the placenta. Septilateral (sep-ti-lat'er-al), a. (L. septem, seven, and latus, lateris, a side.) Having seven sides; as, a septilateral figure.

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