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sice, no sooner received it; than he delivered it PERICRA'NIUM. n. s. [from


and critic to the lord keeper.


nium; pericrane, Fr.] The membrane Lay seriously to heart the clearness and evi

that covers the skull: it is a very thin dence of these proofs, and not perfunctorily pass over all the passages of the gospel, which are

and nervous membrane of an exquisite written on purpose that we may believe, without sense, such as cuvers immediately not weighing them

Lucas. only the cranium, but all the bones of Whereas all logick is reducible to the four

the body, except the teeth ; for which principal operations of the mind, the two first of

is also called the periosteum. ihese have been handled by Aristotle very pero functorily; of the fourth he has said nothing at

Quincy. all


Having divided the pericranium, I saw a a fissure PERFU'NCTORY. adj. [perfunctoriè, Lat.]

running the whole length of the wound. Wisem. Slight; careless ; negligent.

PERICULOUS. adj. (periculosus, Latin.] A transient and perfunctory examination of Dangerous ; jeopardous; hazardous, things leads men into considerable mistakes,

Not in use. which a more correct and rigorous scrutiny would As the moon every seventh day arriveth unto have detected.


a contrary sign, so Saturn, which remaineth TO PERFU'se. v.a. (perfusus, Latin. [To about as many years in one sign; and holdeth the Tincture ; to overspread.

same consideration in years as the moon in days, These dregs immediately perfuse the blood

doth cause these periculous periods. Browns with melancholy, and cause obstructions. Harv. PERIE'RGY. n. s. [Tigo and igjor.] NeedPERHA'Ps. adv. (per and hap.) Peradven- less caution in an operation ; unnecesture; it may be.

sary diligence, Perbaps the good old man that kiss'd his son, And left a blessing on his head,

Pexige'e. n. s. (Trogir


ym; perigée, His arms about him spread,

Perige'um.S Fr.] That point in the Hopes yet to see him ere his glass be run. heavens, wherein a planet is said to be


in its nearest distance possible from the Jomewhat excellent may be invented, perhaps


Harris. more excellent than the first design, though

By the proportion of its motion, it was at the Virgil must be still excepted, when that perbaps takes place.


creation, at the beginning of Aries, and the perio His thoughts inspir'd his tongue,

geum or nearest point in Libra.

Brown. And all his soul receiv'd a real love;

PERIHE’LIUM. n. s. (Tep: and neq; poPerbaps new graces darted from her eyes,

rihelie, Fr.). That point of a planet's Perbaps soft pity charm’d his yielding soul,

orbit, wherein it is nearest the sun, Perhaps her love, perbaps her kingdom charm'd him. Smith.

Harris. It is not his intent to live in such ways, as, for

Sir Isaac Newton has made it probable, that ought we know, God may perbapf pardon, but to the comet, which appeared in 1680, by approachbe diligent in such ways, as we know that God ing to the sun in its peribelium, acquired such a will infallibly reward.

Law. degree of heat, as to be 50000 years a cooling, PE'RIAPT.' n. s. [Tspic#TW] Amulet ;

Cheyne. charm worn as preservative against dis- PERIL. 1. 5. (peril, Fr. perikel, Dut. peease or mischief.

Hanmer. riculum, Latin.)
The regent conquers and the Frenchmen fly; 1. Danger; hazard ; jeopardy.
Now help, ye charming spells and periapts.

Dear Pirocles, be liberal unto me of those

Shakspeare. things, which have made you indeed precious to PERICA'RDIUM. n. s. [Test and xazdia:

the world, and now doubt not to tell of your pra pericarde, Fr.) A thin membrane of a rils.


How many perils do infold conick figure that resembles a purse,

The righteous man to make him daily fall? and contains the heart in its cavity : its

Sponset': basis is pierced in five places, for the In the act what perils shall we find, passage of the vessels which enter and

If either place, or time, or other course, come out of the heart; the use of the Cause us to alter th' order now assign'd. Daniela pericardium is to contain a small quan.

The love and pious duty which you pay,

Have pass’d the perils of so hard a way. Dryden. iity of clear water, which is separated

Strong, healthy, and young people are more int by small glands in it, that the surface of

peril by pestilential fevers, than the weak and the heart may not grow dry by its con- old.

Arbuthnot. tinual motion.

Quincy. 2. Denunciation; danger denounced. PERICA'RPIUM. 1. s. (ago and xaftros ;

I told her, pericarpe, Fr.] In botany, a pellicle or On your displeasure's peril,

She should not visit you. thin membrane encompassing the fruit

Sbakspeares or grain of a plant, or that part of a fruit Pe'rilous. adj. (perilenz, French ; from that envelopes the seed.

peril.) Besides this use of the pulp or pericarpium for 1. Dangerous ; hazardous ; full of danger. the guard of the seed, it serves also for the sus- Alterations in the service of God, for that they tenance of animals.

Ray. impair the credit of religion, are therefore perio PERICLITA'Tion. n. s. [from periclitor,

louis in common-weals, which have no continue Latin ; pericliter, French]

ance longer than religion hath all reverence done

unto it. 3. The state of being in dangero


Her guard is chastity; 2. Trial ; experiment.

She that has that is clad in complete steel,

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And like a qulver'd nymph with arrows keen Beauty's empires, like to greater states, .
May trace huge forests and unharbour'd heaths, Have certain periods set, and hidden fates.
Infamous hills and sandy perilous wilds. Milton.

Dictate propitious to my duteous ear,

Light-conserving stones must be set in the sua What arts can captivate the changeful seer: before they retain light, and the light will appear For perilous th' assay, unheard the toil

greater or lesser, until they come to their utmost T' elude the prescience of a God by guile. Pope. period.

Digby 2. It is used by way of emphasis, or ludi. 6. Length of duration. crous exaggeration of any thing bad. Some experiment would be made how by art

Thus was th' accomplish'd squire endu'd to make plants more lasting than their ordinary
With gitts and knowledge per'lous shred. period; as to make a stalk of wheat last a whole
Hudibras, year.

Bacon, 3. Smart; witty. In this sense it is, 1.7. A complete sentence from one full stop

think, only applied to children, and to another.
probably obtained its signification from

Periods are beautiful, when they are not 103 the notion, that children eminent for

long: for so they have their strength too as in a pike or javelin.

Ben Jerses. wit do not live ; a witty boy was there. Is this the confidence you gave me? fore a perilous boy, or a boy in danger. Lean on it sately, not a period It is vulgarly parlous.

Shall be unsaid for me.

Miltes. 'Tis a per'lous boy,

Syllogism is made use of to discover a fallacy, Bold, quick, ingenious, forward, capable; cunningly wrapt up in a smooth period. Lucke

. He's all the mother's from the top to toe.

For the assistance of memories, the first words Sbakspeare. of every period in every page may be written in

distinct colours. Perilously. adv. [from perilous.] Dan. 8. A course of events, or series of things gerously.

memorably terminated : as, the periods PE'RILOUSNESS. n. s. [from perilous.) of an empire. Dangerousness.

From the tongue Peri'METER. n. s. [Topo and

The unfinish'd period falls. Thomson's Springs metre, Fr.) The compass or sum of all To Period. v.a. [from the noun.] To the sides which bound any figure of

put an end to. A bad word. what kind soever, whether rectilinear or

Your letter he desires mixed.

To those have shut him up, which failing to him,

Periods his comfort,
By compressing the glasses still more, the dia-

Sbakspeare's Tizes. meter of this ring would increase, and the breadth PeriOʻDICAL. adj. [periodique, Fr. from of its orbit or perimeter decrease, until anothér PERIODICK. ). period.) new colour emerged in the centre of the last. 1, Circular; making a circuit; making a

Newton. revolucion. PEʻRIOD. n. s. (periode, Fr. Teplode.]

Was the earth's periodick motion always in the 1. A circuit.

same plane with that of the diurnal, we should 2. Time in which any thing is performed,

miss of those kindly increases of day and night.

Deriaa. so as to begin again in the same manner. Four moons perpetually roll round the planer

Tell these, that the sun is fixed in the centre, Jupiter, and are carried along with him in his that the earth with all the planets roll round the periodical circuit round the sun. sun in their several periods ; they cannot admit a 2. Happening by revolution at some statsyllable of this new doctrine.

Watts, ed time. 3. A stated number of years; a round of Astrological undertakers would raise men out

time, at the end of which the things of some slimy soil, impregnated with the intucomprised within the calculation shall

ence of the stars upon some remarkable and pro return to the state in which they were

riodical conjunctions. at the beginning:

3. Regular; performing some action at A cycle or period is an account of years that

stated times. has a beginning and end, and begins again as often

The confusion of mountains and hollows furas it ends.


nished me with a probable reason for those to We stile a lesser space a cycle, and a greater

riodical fountains in Switzerland, which tot only by the name of period, and you may not impro

at such particular hours of the day.

Addises. perly call the beginning of a large period the

4. Relating to periods or revolutions. epocha thereof.

Holder on Time.

It is implicitly denied by Aristotle in his po4. The end or conclusion.

liticks, in that discourse against Plato, who mea If my death might make this island happy,

sured the vicissitude and mutation of states by And prove the period of their tyranny,

a periodical fatality of number.

Broocs. I would expend it with all willingnes;

PERIODICALLY. adv. (from periodical.] But mine is made the prologue to their play.

At stated periods.

The three tides ought to be understood of the There is nothing so secret that shall not be space of the night and day, then there will be a brought to light within the compass of our world;

regular flux and reflux thrice in that time every whatsoever concerns this sublunary world in the eight hours periodically.

Breeme whole extent of its duration, from the chaos to Perio'steum. n. š. (Tips and OFTIO ; pie the last period.

Burnet's Theory.

rioste, French.) What anxious moments pass between

All the bones are covered with a very sensible The birth of plots and their last fatal poriods ! Oh! 'cis a dreadful interval of time. Addison. Peri'PHERY, n.s. (regs and Ospx; peri

membrane, called the periosteum. Cbevet s. The state at which any thing terminates. pberie, Wr.) Circumference.


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Neither is this sole vital faculty sufficient 80 sion; as expansion is the idea of lasting distance, erterminate noxious humours to the peripbery all whose parts exist together.

Locke, or outward parts.

Harvey. 3. To be lost eternally. To PEʻRIPHRASE. v. a. (periphraser, Fr.] These, as natural brute beasts made to be de

To express one word by many; to ex- stroyed, speak evil of the things they understand press by circumlocution.

not, and shall utterly perisb.

2 Peter. PERIPHRASIS. n. s, [Triçappaois, peri.

O suffer me not to perisb in my sins: Lord

carest thou not that I perish, who wilt that all pbrase, Fr.] Circumlocution ; use of

should be saved, and that none should perish? many words to express the sense of one:

Moreton. as, for death, we may say, the loss of life. To PEʻRISH. v. a. To destroy ; to de. She contains all bliss,

cay. Not in use. And makes the world but her periphrasis.

The splitring rocks cow'r'd in thesinking sands,

Cleaveland. And wcald not dash me with their ragged sides; They make the gates of Thebes and the Because thy flinty heart more hard than they, mouths of this river a constant peripbrasis for Might in thy palace perish Margaret. Sbakss: this number seven.


Rise, prepar'd in black, to mourn thy perisb'd They shew their learning uselessly, and make


Dryden. a long peripbrasis on every word of the book they

He was so reserved, that he would impart his explain.


secrets to nobody; whereupon this closeness did The periphrases and circumlocutions, by which

a little perish his understandings. Collier, Homer expresses the single act of dying, have Familiar now with gricf your ears refrain, supplied succeeding poets with all their manners And in the public woe forget your own, of phrasing it.

You weep not for a perish'd lord alone. PERIPHRASTICAL. adj. [from periphra- PE'RISHABLE. adi. [from perish.] Liable

sis.) Circumlocutorý ; expressing the to perish ; subject to decay; of short sense of one word in many.

duration. PERIPNEU'MONY. / 1. s. [reps and Treu- We derogate from his eternal power to aseribe PERIPNEUMONIA.

Hawr ; peripneumo. to them the same dominion over our immortal nie, Fr.) An inflammation of the lungs.

souls, which they have over all hodily substances Lungs oft imbibing phlegmatick and melan.

and perishable natures.

Raleigh. cholick humours, are now and then deprehended

To these purposes nothing can so much conschirrous, by dissipation of the subtiler parts,

tribute as medals of undoubted authority not peand lapiditication of the grosser that may be left

risbable by time, nor confined to any certain indurated, through the gross reliques of peripneu


Addison. monia or inflammation of the lungs. Harvey.

It is princes greatest present felicity to reign A peripneumony is the last fatal symptom of

in their subjects hearts; but these are too perisha every disease; for no body dies without a stagna

able to preserve their memories, which can only tion of the blood in the lungs, which is the total

be done by the pens of faithful historians. Swift. extinction of breath.


Human nature could not sustain the reflec

tion of having all its schemes and expectations T. PE'RISH. V.n. (perir, Fr. pereo, Lat.) to determine with this frail and perishable com1. To die; to be destroyed ; to be lost; position of flesh and blood.

Rogers. to come to nothing. It seems to have Thrice has he seen the perishable kind for or with before a cause, and by before

Of mtn decay. an instrument. Locke has by before the PEʻRISHABLENESs. n. s. (from perishable.] cause.

Liableness to be destroyed; liableness I burn, I pine, I perish,

to decay. If I achieve not this young modest girl. Shaksp.

Suppose an island separate from all commerce, If I have seen any perish for want of cloathing,

but having nothing because of its commonness then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade.

and perishableness fit to supply the place of moJob.

ney; what reason could any have to enlarge posHe keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his sessions beyond the use of his family? Lacke. life from perishing by the sword. Job. PERISTA'Llick. adj. (Teposerw; perisThey perish quickly from off the good land. taltique, Fr.]

Deuteronomy. Peristaltick motion is that vermicular motion I perisb with hunger.


of the guts, which is made by the contraction of The sick, when their case comes to be thought the spiral fibres, whereby the excrements are desperate, are carried out and laid on the earth

pressed downwards and voided. Quincy. to perisb without assistance or pity: Lorke.

The peristaltick motion of the guts, and the Characters drawn on dust, that the first breath

continual expression of the fluids, will not suffer of wind effaces, are altogether as useful as the the least maiter to be applied to one point the thoughts of a soul that perist in thinking. Locke. least instant.

Arbuthnot. Exposing their children, and leaving them in Periste'RION. 1. s. The herb vervain. the fields to perish by want, has been the prac

Dict. tice.

Locke, Still when the last of tyrant pow'r succeeds,

Peristy'le. n. s. (peristile, Fr.] A cir. Some Athens perisbes, or some Tully bleeds.

cular range of pillars. Pope.

The Villa Gordiana had a peristyle of two In the liad, the anger of Achilles had caused hundred pillars.

Arbuthnot. the death of so many Grecians; and in the Odyse PE'RISYSTOLE. n. s. [ 7. éşı and Cucorn. ] sey, the subjects perisbed through their own fault.

The pause or interval between the two

Pope. 2. To be in a perpetual state of decay:

motions of the heart or pulse; namely, Duration, and time which is a part of it, is

that of the systole or contraction of the the idea we have of perisbing distance, of which

heart, and that of the diastole or dilata, No two parts exist together, but follow in succes- tion.



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PERITONE'UM. #.5. [FEITORIO); peri- . [clematis.) A plant.

toine, Fr.] This lies immediately under There are in use, for the prevention of the the muscles of the lower belly, and is a cramp, hands of green periwinkle tied about the thin soft membrane, which encloses all

calf of the leg.

Bacon, the bowels contained in the lower belly,

The common simples with us are comfry, bus

gle, ladies mantle, and periwinkle. Wiseman covering all the inside of its cavity.

To Perk, v. r. [from percb, Skinner. ] To

Wounds penetrating into the belly, are such

hold up the head with an affected brisk. as reach no farther inward than to the peritoneum.


If, after all, vou think it a disgrace, PE'RJURE. n. s. (perjurus, Lat! A per

That Edward's miss thus perks it in your face;

To see a piece of tailing Hesh and blood, jured or forsworn person. Not in use.

In all the rest so impudently good;
Hide thee, thou bloody hand,

Faith, let the modest matrons of the town 'Thou perjure, thou simular of virtue,

Come here in crouds, and stare the strumpet Thou art incestuous.


Pepsi TO PE'RJURE. v.a. [perjuro, Latin.) To PERK. v. a. To dress; to prank. To forswear ; to taint with perjury. It

Tis better to be lowly born, is used with the reciprocal pronoun: as, And range with humble livers in content, de perjured himself.

Than to be perk'd up in a glist'ring grief, Who should be trusted now, when the right And wear a golden sorrow. Slaze posne

hand Is perjur'd to the bosom?


Perk. adj. Pert; brisk; airy. Obsolete. The law is not made for a righteous man, but

My ragged ronts for the lawless and disobedient, for perjured per,

Wont in the wind, and wag their wriggle tails, i Timotby.

Peark as a peacock, but nought avails. Spenser, PE'RJURER. n. s. [from perjure.] One that PERLous. adj. [from perilous.] Dange. swears falsely.

rous ; full of hazard. The common oath of the Scythians was by the

A perleus passage lies, sword and fire; for that they accounted those Where many maremaids haunt, making false two special divine powers, which should work


Spaniel vengeance on the perjurers.


Late he far'd PERJURY. n. s. (perjurium, Latin.] False .

In Phædria's fleet bark over the perlous shard. oath.

Sponses i My great father-in-law, renowned Warwick, PE'RMAGY. 4. s. A little Turkish boot. Cried aloud What scourge for perjury

Ditt. Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence?

. And so he vanish'd. PERIWIG. n. s. (perruque, Fr.] Adscitiii

1. Duration ; consistency; continuance ous hair ; bair not natural, worn by way in the same state; lastingness. of ornament or concealment of baldness.

Salt, they say, is the basis of solidity and per Her hair is auburn, mine is perfect yellow; manency in compound bodies, without which the If that be all the difference in his love,

other four elements might be variously blended I'll get me such a colour'd periwig. Sbakspeare. together, but would remain incompacted. Bepales

It offends me to hear a robusteous periwig- Shall I dispute whether there be any such mapated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to split the terial being that hath such a permanence or firedears of the groundlings. Sbakspeare. ness in being ?

Hak The sun's

From the permanency and immutability of naDishevel'd beams and scatter'd fires

ture hitherto, they argued its per mancacy and 11: Serve but for ladies periwigs and tires

mutability for the future.

Brras. In lovers sonnets.

Donne. 2. Continuance in rest.
M:dam Time, be ever bald,
not thy periwig be callid. Cleaveland,

Such a punctum to our conceptions is almost

equivalent to permanency and rest. Bere's Forvailing of their visages his highness and the marquiss bought each a periwig, somewhat to PEʻRMANENT. adj. [permanent, French; overshadow their foreheads.


permanens, Latin.) They used false hair or periwijs. Arbuthnot. From her own head Megara takes

1. Durable; not decaying; unchanged. Aperiwig of twisted snakes.


If the authority of the maker do prove us.

changeableness in the laws which God hath made, To PE'RIWIG. v.a. [from the noun.) To then must all laws which he hath made be necesa dress in false hair.

sarily for ever permanent, though they be but of Now when the winter's keener breath began circumstance only.

Heta. 'To crystallize the Baltick ocean,

That eternal duration should be at once, is To glaze the lakes, to bridle up the floods,

utterly unconceivable, and that one permanent And periwig with snow the bald-pate woods. instant should be commensurate or rather cel Sylvester, to all successions of ages.

Mort. Near the door an entrance gapes,

Pure and unchang'd, and needing no defence Crouded round with antick shapes,

From sins, as did my frailer innocence; Discurd periwig'd with snakes,

Their joy sincere, and with no more sorrow mixt, See the dreadful strides she cakes. - Swift. Eternity stands permanent and fixi. Drydes. PERIWINKLE. n. s.

2. Of long continuance. 1. A small shellfish: a kind of fish snail. His meaning is, that in these, or such other

Thetis is represented by a lady of a brou nish light injuries, which either leave no permane: complexion, her hair dishevelled about her shoul- effect, or only such as may be born without any ders, upon her head a coronet of periwinkle and great prejudice, we should exercise our patience. exalop sbc Us. Prachom.



. PERMANENCE; }n. s. [from permazen:.


PEʻRMANENTLY. adv. (from permanent. ] 1. To allow without command.
Durably ; lastingly.

What things God doth neither command nor It does, like a compact or consistent body, de- forbid, the same he permittetb with approbation ny to mingle permanently with the contiguous li

either to be done or left undone. Hooker. quor.


. 2. To suffer without authorising or apPERMA’NSION.n.s. [from permaneo, Lat.) proving. Continuance.

3. To allow; to s!iffer. Although we allow that hares may exchange Women keep silence in the churches; for it their sex sometimes, yet not in chat vicissitude is not permitted unto them to speak. 1 Cor. it is presumed; from female unto male, and from Ye gliding ghosts, permit me to relate, male to female again, and so in a circle without a The mystick wonders of your silent state. Dryd, permansion in either.

Brori'n. Age oppresses us by the same degrees that it PE'RMEABLE. adj. [from permeo, Latin.) instructs us, and permits not that our mortal Such as may be passed through.

members, which are frozen with our years, The pores of a bladder are not easily perme.

should retain the vigour of our youth. Dryden. able by air.


We should not permit an allowed, possible, PE'RMÉANT. adj. (permeans, Lat.] Passing

great and weighty good to slip out of our thoughts,

without leaving any relish, any desire of itself through.


Lecke. It entereth not the veins, but taketh leave of After men have acquired as much as the laws the permeant parts at the mouths of the mese

permit them, they have nothing to do but to take raicks.

care of the publick.

TO PERMEATE. v. a. (permeo, Latin.] 4. To give up; to resign.
To pass through.

Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou liv'st, This heat evaporates and elevates the water Live well; how long, how short, permit to heav'n, of the abyss, pervading not only the fissures, but

Milton. the very bodies of the strata, permeating the in- If the course of truth be permitted unto itself terstices of the sand, or other matter whereof it cannot escape many errours. Brorun. they consist.

Woodward. To the gods permit the rest. Dryden. PERMEA'TION. n. s. [from permeate.] The Whate'er can urgeambitious youth to tight, act of passing through.

She pompously displays before their sight : PERMI'SCIBLE. adj. [from permisceo, Lat.)

Laws, empire, all permitted to the sword. Dryden.

Let us not aggravate our sorrows, Such as may be mingled.

But to the gods permit th' event of things. Addis. PER BIL’SSIBLE. adj. [permissus, Latin.] PERMi't. n. s. A written permission from What may be permitted.

an officer for transporting of goods from PERMI'Ssion, n. s. [permission, Fr. per- place to place, showing the duty on them

missus, Lai.] Allowance ; grant of li- to have been paid. berty.

Permi’TTANCE. N. s. (from permit.] Al. With thy permission then, and thus forewarn'd,

lowance; forbearance of opposition; The willinger I go.

Milton. You have given me your permission for this

permission. A bad word. address, and encouraged me by your perusal and

W'hen this system of air comes, by divine per. approbation.


mittance, to be corrupted by poisonous acrimoPERMI'SSIVE. adj. [from permitto, Lat.)

nious steams, what havock is made in all living creatures ?

Derbam. 1. Granting liberty, not favour ; not hin- Permi'xTION. n. s. [from permistus, Lat.] dering, though not approving. We bid this be done,

The act of mingling; the state of being When evil deeds have their permissive pass,

mingled. And not the punishment.


They fell into the opposite extremity of one Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks

nature in Christ, the divine and human natures Invisible, except to God alone

in Christ, in their conceits, by permixtion and By his permissive will, through heav'n and earth.

confusion of substances, and of properties growa Milton.

ing into one upon their adunation. Brerewood. 2. Granted; suffered without hinderance; PERMUTA’TION. n. s. (permutation, Fr. not authorised or favoured.

permutatio, Latin.] Exchange of one for If this doth authorise usury, which before was another. but permissive, it is better to mitigate usury by A permutation of number is frequent in landeclaration, thau to suffer it to rage by conniva guages.

Bentley Kance.

Bacon. Gold and silver, by their rarity, are wonderThus I embolden'd spake, and freedom us'd fully fitted for the use of permutation for all sorts Permissive, and acceptance found. Milten. of commodities.

Ray. Clad

To PERMU'TE. v.a. [permuto, Lat. per. With what permissive glory since his fall Was left him, or false glitter.


muter, Fr.] To exchange. PERMISSIVELY. adj. [from permissive.] PERMU'TER. n. s: [permutant, French; By bare allowance; without hinderance. from permute.] An exchanger ; he who As to a war for the propagation of the chris

permutes. tian faith, I would be glad to hear spoken con- PERNICIOUS. adj. (perniciosus, Latin ; cerning the lawfulness, not only permissively, pernicieux, Fr.) but whether it be not obligatory to christian princes to design it.

1. Mischievous in the highest degree ;

B.:con. PERMI'STION. n. s. [permistus, Lat.] The

destructive. act of mixing.

To remove all out of the church, whereat

they shew themselves to be sorrowful, would be, TO PERMIT. v. a, (permitto, Lat. per. as we are persuaded, hurtful, if not pernicious mettre, Fr.);




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