Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ Latin conciliabulum
, from concitium
assembly: confer French conciliabule
. See Council
.] A small or private assembly, especially of an ecclesiastical nature.
[ Obsolete] Bacon.
Conciliable adjective [ Confer French conciliable .] Capable of being conciliated or reconciled. Milton.
[ See Conciliable
] An obscure ecclesiastical council; a conciliable. Milman.
Conciliar, Conciliary adjective [ Confer French conciliare .] Of or pertaining to, or issued by, a council. Jer. Taylor.
Conciliate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conciliated
; p. pr & verbal noun Conciliating
.] [ Latin conciliatus
, past participle of conciliare
to draw or bring together, unite, from concilium
council. See Council
.] To win ower; to gain from a state of hostility; to gain the good will or favor of; to make friendly; to mollify; to propitiate; to appease.
The rapacity of his father's administration had excited such universal discontent, that it was found expedient to conciliate the nation. Syn.
-- To reconcile; propitiate; appease; pacify.
[ Latin conciliatio
.] The act or process of conciliating; the state of being conciliated.
The house has gone further; it has declared conciliation admissible previous to any submission on the part of America.
Conciliative adjective Conciliatory. Coleridge.
Conciliator noun [ Latin ] One who conciliates.
Conciliatory adjective Tending to conciliate; pacific; mollifying; propitiating.
The only alternative, therefore, was to have recourse to the conciliatory policy.
Concinnate transitive verb
[ Latin concinnatus
, past participle of concinnare
to concinnate. See Concinnity
.] To place fitly together; to adapt; to clear.
[ Obsolete] Holland.
[ Latin concinnitas
, from concinnus
skillfully put together, beautiful. Of uncertain origin.] Internal harmony or fitness; mutual adaptation of parts; elegance; -- used chiefly of style of discourse.
An exact concinnity and eveness of fancy.
[ Latin concinnus
.] Characterized by concinnity; neat; elegant.
The most concinnous and most rotund of proffessors, M. Heyne.
Concionate intransitive verb [ Latin concionatus , past participle of concionari to adress.] To preach. [ Obsolete] Lithgow.
Concionator noun [ Latin ]
1. An haranguer of the people; a preacher. 2. (Old Law) A common councilman. [ Obsolete]
Concionatory adjective Of or pertaining to preaching or public addresses. [ Obsolete] Howell.
[ Latin concisus
cut off, short, past participle of concidere
to cut to pieces; con-
to cut; perhaps akin to scindere
to cleave, and to English shed
, transitive verb ; confer French concis
.] Expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking.
The concise style, which expresseth not enough, but leaves somewhat to be understood.
Where the author is . . . too brief and concise , amplify a little. Syn.
-- Laconic; terse; brief; short; compendious; summary; succinct. See Laconic
, and Terse
Concisely adverb In a concise manner; briefly.
Conciseness noun The quality of being concise.
[ Latin concisio
: confer French concision
. See Concise
.] A cutting off; a division; a schism; a faction. South.
[ Latin concitatio
. See Concite
.] The act of stirring up, exciting, or agitating.
[ Obsolete] "The concitation
of humors." Sir T. Browne.
Concite transitive verb [ Latin concitare ; con- + citare . See Cite.] To excite or stir up. [ Obsolete] Cotgrave.
[ Latin conclamatio
.] An outcry or shout of many together.
Before his funeral conclamation .
[ French, from Latin conclave
a room that may locked up; con-
key. See Clavicle
.] 1. The set of apartments within which the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are continuously secluded while engaged in choosing a pope. 2. The body of cardinals shut up in the conclave for the election of a pope; hence, the body of cardinals.
It was said a cardinal, by reason of his apparent likelihood to step into St. Peter's chair, that in two conclaves he went in pope and came out again cardinal. 3. A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.
The verdicts pronounced by this conclave (Johnson's Club) on new books, were speedily known over all London. To be in conclave
, to be engaged in a secret meeting; -- said of several, or a considerable number of, persons.
Conclavist noun [ Confer French conclaviste , Italian conclavista .] One of the two ecclesiastics allowed to attend a cardinal in the conclave.
Conclude transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Concluded
; present participle & verbal noun Concluding
.] [ Latin concludere
to shut. See Close
, transitive verb
] 1. To shut up; to inclose.
The very person of Christ [ was] concluded within the grave. 2. To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.
For God hath concluded all in unbelief.
Rom. xi. 32.
The Scripture hath concluded all under sin. 3. To reach as an end of reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close, as an argument, by inferring; -- sometimes followed by a dependent clause.
Gal. iii. 22.
No man can conclude God's love or hatred to any person by anything that befalls him.
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith. 4. To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
Rom. iii. 28.
But no frail man, however great or high,
Can be concluded blest before he die.
Is it concluded he shall be protector? 5. To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
I will conclude this part with the speech of a counselor of state. 6. To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain.
"If we conclude
a peace." Shak. 7. To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; -- generally in the passive; as, the defendant is concluded by his own plea; a judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence argument.
If therefore they will appeal to revelation for their creation they must be concluded by it. Syn.
Sir M. Hale.
-- To infer; decide; determine; settle; close; finish; terminate; end.
Conclude intransitive verb 1. To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate.
A train of lies,
That, made in lust, conclude in perjuries.
And, to conclude , 2. To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.
The victory fell on us.
Can we conclude upon Luther's instability?
Conclude and be agreed.
Concludency noun Deduction from premises; inference; conclusion. [ Obsolete] Sir M. Hale.
[ Latin concludens
, present participle] Bringing to a close; decisive; conclusive.
Arguments highly consequential and concludent to my purpose.
Sir M. Hale.
Concluder noun One who concludes.
Concludingly adverb Conclusively. [ R.] Digby.
Conclusible adjective Demonstrable; determinable. [ Obsolete] Hammond.
[ French, from Latin conclusio
. See Conclude
.] 1. The last part of anything; close; termination; end.
A fluorish of trumpets announced the conclusion of the contest. 2. Final decision; determination; result.
And the conclusion is, she shall be thine. 3. Any inference or result of reasoning. 4. (Logic) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism .
He granted him both the major and minor, but denied him the conclusion . 5. Drawing of inferences.
Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes 6. An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
And still conclusion .
We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and inoculating. 7. (Law) (a) The end or close of a pleading, e.g. , the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace," etc. (b) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position. Wharton. Conclusion to the country (Law)
, the conclusion of a pleading by which a party "puts himself upon the country," i.e. , appeals to the verdict of a jury. Mozley & W.
-- In conclusion
. (a) Finally. (b) In short.
-- To try conclusions
, to make a trial or an experiment.
Like the famous ape, Syn.
To try conclusions , in the basket creep.
-- Inference; deduction; result; consequence; end; decision. See Inference
[ Confer French conclusif
.] Belonging to a close or termination; decisive; convincing; putting an end to debate or question; leading to, or involving, a conclusion or decision.
Secret reasons . . . equally conclusive for us as they were for them. Conclusive evidence (Law)
, that of which, from its nature, the law allows no contradiction or explanation.
-- Conclusive presumption (Law)
, an inference which the law makes so peremptorily that it will not allow it to be overthrown by any contrary proof, however strong. Syn.
-- Final; ultimate; unanswerable. See Final
Conclusively adverb In the way of conclusion; decisively; positively. Burke.
Conclusiveness noun The quality of being conclusive; decisiveness.
Conclusory adjective Conclusive. [ R.]
Concoct transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Concocted
; present participle & verbal noun Concocting
.] [ Latin concoctus
, past participle of concoquere
to cook together, to digest, mature; con-
to cook. See Cook
.] 1. To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.
Food is concocted , the heart beats, the blood circulates. 2. To purify or refine chemically.
[ Obsolete] Thomson. 3. To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct a new dish or beverage. 4. To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot.
He was a man of a feeble stomach, unable to concoct any great fortune. 5. To mature or perfect; to ripen.
[ Obsolete] Bacon.
Concocter noun One who concocts.
Concoction noun [ Latin concoctio .]
1. A change in food produced by the organs of nutrition; digestion. [ Obsolete] 2. The act of concocting or preparing by combining different ingredients; also, the food or compound thus prepared. 3. The act of digesting in the mind; planning or devising; rumination. Donne. 4. (Medicine) Abatement of a morbid process, as a fever and return to a normal condition. [ Obsolete] 5. The act of perfecting or maturing. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Concoctive adjective Having the power of digesting or ripening; digestive.
Hence the concoctive powers, with various art,
Subdue the cruder aliments to chyle.
Concolor adjective [ Latin concolor ; con- + color color.] Of the same color; of uniform color. [ R.] " Concolor animals." Sir T. Browne.
Concolorous adjective (Zoology) Of the same color throughout.
Concomitance, Concomitancy noun
[ Confer French concomitance
, from Late Latin concomitantia
.] 1. The state of accompanying; accompaniment.
The secondary action subsisteth not alone, but in concomitancy with the other. 2. (R.C.Ch.) The doctrine of the existence of the entire body of Christ in the eucharist, under each element, so that the body and blood are both received by communicating in one kind only.
Sir T. Browne.
[ French, from Latin con-
to accompany, comes
companion. See Count
a nobleman.] Accompanying; conjoined; attending.
It has pleased our wise Creator to annex to several objects, as also to several of our thoughts, a concomitant pleasure.
Concomitant noun One who, or that which, accompanies, or is collaterally connected with another; a companion; an associate; an accompaniment.
Reproach is a concomitant to greatness.
The other concomitant of ingratitude is hardheartedness.
Concomitantly adverb In company with others; unitedly; concurrently. Bp. pearson.
[ French concorde
, Latin concordia
, from concors
of the same mind, agreeing; con-
, heart. See Heart
, and confer Accord
.] 1. A state of agreement; harmony; union.
Love quarrels oft in pleasing concord end. 2. Agreement by stipulation; compact; covenant; treaty or league.
The concord made between Henry and Roderick. 3. (Gram.) Agreement of words with one another, in gender, number, person, or case. 4. (Old Law) An agreement between the parties to a fine of land in reference to the manner in which it should pass, being an acknowledgment that the land in question belonged to the complainant. See Fine . Burril. 5.
[ Prob. influenced by chord
.] (Mus.) An agreeable combination of tones simultaneously heard; a consonant chord; consonance; harmony.
Concord noun A variety of American grape, with large dark blue (almost black) grapes in compact clusters.
Concord intransitive verb [ French concorder , Latin concordare .] To agree; to act together. [ Obsolete] Clarendon.
Concord buggy (kŏ&nsl;"kẽrd). [ From Concord , New Hampshire, where first made.] A kind of buggy having a body with low sides, and side springs.