conscience, not barely by its not accusing, but by its not condemning us; which word imports properly an acquaintance or discharge of a man upon some precedent accusation, and a full trial and cognizance of his cause. South. 7. Ransom; price of ransom. O, all my hopes defeated To free him hence! But death, who sets all free, Hath paid his ransom now and full discharge. ilton. '3. Performance; execution. The obligations of hospitality and protection are sacred; nothing can absolve us from the disclarge of those duties. L'Estrargy. 9. An acquittance from a debt. zo. Exemption; privilege. There is no discharge in that war, neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. Ecclesiastes. Drsch A'Roe R. m. f. [from discharge.] x. He that discharges in any manner. a. He that fires a gun. To abate, the bombilation of gunpowder, a way is promised by Porta, by borax and butter, which he says will make it so go off, as scarcely to be heard by the discharger. 4. rattort. Disco’s cT. adj. [discinctus, Latin.] Ungirded ; loosely dressed. Dict. Te D1scu'ND. v. a. [discindo, Latin.] To divide; to cut in pieces. We found several concretions so soft, that we could easily discind them betwixt our fingers. Boyle. DISCITLE. m. s. [discipalus, Latin A scholar; one that professes to receive instructions from another. He rebuked disciple, who would call for fire from heaven upon whole cities, for the neglect cf a few. Ring Charles. The commemorating the death of Christ, is the professing ourselves the disciples of the crucified Saviour; and that engageth us to take up his cross and follow him. Hammond. A young disciple should behave well, as to gain the affection and the ear of his instructor. - Watts. To Disc1 PLE. v. a. [from the noun.] s. To train; to bring "p. He did look far into the service of the time, and was Discipled of the bravest. . . Shahpear: 2. To punish; to discipline. This word is not in use. She, bitter penance! with an iron whip Was wont him to disciple every day. Spenter. Disc1 Pleship. m. s. [from disciple.] The state or function of a disciple, or follower of a master. That to which justification is promised, is the giving o of the whole soul intirely unto Christ, undertaking disciplesbip upon Christ's terms. Hammond's Practical Catechirm. IDisc1 PL1" NABLE. adj. Latin J. Capable of instruction ; capable of improvement by discipline and learning. Disc1 PL1 NABLE Ness. m. s. [from disciplinable.] Capacity of instruction; qualification for improvement by education and discipline. We find in animals, especially some of them, as foxes, doo, apes, horses, and elephants, nät

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only perception, phantasy, and memory, common to most if not all animals, but something of sagacity, providence, and disciplinableness: Hale. DiscIPLINA’RIAN. adj. [from discipline.] Pertaining to discipline. What eagerness in disciplinarian uncertainties, when the love of God and our neighbour, evangelical unquestionables, are neglected! Glanville's Scopsis. DiscIPLINA’ RIAN. m. . [disciplina, Latin.] 1. One who rules or teaches with great strictness; one who allows no deviation from stated rules. 2. A follower of the presbyterian sect, so called from their perpetual clamour about discipline. They draw those that dissent into dislike with the state, as puritans, or disciplinarians. Sanders. Pax. Eccl. Di's crp LINARY. adj. [disciplina, Latin.] 1. Pertaining to discipline. 2. Relating to government. Those canons in behalf of marriage were only disciplinary, grounded on prudential motives. Bishop Ferne. 3. Relating to a regular course of education. These arc thc studies, wherein our noble and gentle youth ought to bestow their time in a disciplinary way. Milton. DISCIPLINE. m. s. [disciplina, Latin.] 1. Education; instruction ; the act of cultivating the mind; the act of formifi the manners. e had charge my discipline to frame, And tutors nouriture to oversee. Spenger. The cold of the northern parts is that which, without aid of discipline, doth make the bodies hardest, and the courage warmest. Bacon. They who want that sense of discipline, heating, are also by consequence deprived of ź. older. It is by the assistance of the eye and the ear especially, which are called the senses of discipline, that our minds are furnished with various parts of knowledge. Watts. 2. Rule of government; order; method of government. They hold, that from the very apostles time till this present age, wherein yourselves imagine ye have found out a right pattern of sound discipline, there never was any time safe to be followed. Hooker. As we are to believe for ever the articles of evangelical doctrine, so the precepts of discipline we are, in like sort, bound for ever to observe.

Hooker. While we do admire This virtue and this moral discipline, Let's be no stoicks. Slałpeare.

3. Military regulation. This opens all your victories in Scotland, Your discipline in war, wisdom in peace. Shak. Let crooked steel invade The lawless troops which discipline disclaim, And their superfluous growth with rigour tama. Dryden. 4. A state of subjection. The most perfect, who have their passions in the best discipline, are yet obliged to be constantly on their guard. Rogers.

5. Anything taught; art; science.

Art may be said to overcome and advance wature in these mechanical disciplines, which, in this respect, are much to be preferred. Willins. 6. Punishinent; chastisement; correction. A lively cobler kicked and spurred while his wife was carrying him, and had scarce fo a day without giving her the discipline of the strap. - Addison's Spectator. 7. External mortification. The love of God makes a man chaste without the laborious arts of fasting and exterior discipline; he reaches, at glory without any other arms but those o love. Taylor. To Diosci PLINE. v. a. [from the noun.] 1. To educate; to instruct; to bring up. We are wise enough to begin when they are very young, and discipline by times, those other creatures we would make useful and good for somewhat. Locke. They were with care prepared and disciplined for confirmation, which they could not arrive at till they were found, upon examination, to have made a sufficient progress in the knowledge of christianity. Addison on the Christ. Religion. 2. To regulate; to keep in order. They lock to us, as we should judge of an army of well disciplined soldiers at a distance. Derham's Astro-Theology. 3. To punish; to correct; to chastise. 4. To advance by instruction. The law appear'd imperfect, and but giv'n With purpose to resign them in full time Up to a better covenant, disciplin'd From shadowy types to truth, from flesh to spirit. Milton. To Disc LA 1 M. v. a. [dis and claim.] To disown; to deny any knowledge of; to retract any union with 5 to abrogate; to renounce. You cowardly rascal' nature disclaims all share in thee; a taylor made thee. Shakspeare. He calls the gods to witness their offence; Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence. Dryd. We find our Lord, on all occasions, disclaiming all pretensions to a temporal kingdom. Rogers. Very few, among those who profess themselves christians, disclaim all concern for their souls, disown the authority, or renounce the expectations, of the gospel. Rogers. Disclai‘MER. m. . [from disclaim...] , 1. One that disclaims, disowns, or renounces. a. [In law.] A plea containing an express denial or refusal. Cowell. To Disclo's E. v. a. [discludo, Latin ; dis and close.] 1. To uncover; to produce from a state of latitancy to open view. • In this deep quiet, from what source un

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layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of the sun discloseth them. - Baron. 3. To reveal 5 to tell; to impart what is secret. There may be a reconciliation, except for upbraiding, or pride, or disclosing of secrets, or a treacherous wound; for from these things every friend will depart. Ecclus. If I discsose my passion, Our friendship's at an end; if I conceal it, The world will call me false. Addison's Cato. Disc Lo's ER. m. s. [from disclose..] One that reveals or discovers. Disclo’s U R F. m. s. [from disclose.] 1. Discovery; production into view. The producing of cold is a thing very worthy the inquisition, both for the use, and disclosure of causes. - - Bacan. 2. Act of revealing any thing secret. After so happy a marriage between the king and her daughter, she was, upon a sudden mutability and disclosure of the king's mind, severely handled. autoDisc Lu’s so N. m. f. [alisclusus, Latin.] Emission. Judge what a ridiculous thing it were, that the continued shadow of the earth should be broken by sudden miraculous eruptions and disclusions of light, to prevent the art of the lanthorn-maker. . More. Disco Lo RA’rio N. m. f. [from discolour.] 1. The act of changing the colour; the act of staining. 2. Change of colour; stain ; die. In a depravation of the humours from a sound state to what the physicians call by a general name of a cacochymy, spots and discolorations of the skin are signs of weak fibres. Arutino. To DISCO'LOUR. v. a. [decoloro, Lat.} To change from the natural hue; to stain. Many a widow's husband jo. lies, Coldly embracing the discolour'd earth. Skałop. Drink water, either pure, or but discoloured with mait. Temple. Suspicions, and fantastical surmise, And jealousy, with jaundice in her eyes, Discolouring all she view'd. ryden. He who'looks upon the soul through its outward actions, sees it through a deceitful medium, which is apt to discolour and pervert the object. Spectator. Have a care lest some beloved notion, or some darling science, so prevail over your mind as to discolour all your ideas. Watts. To DISCO'MFIT. v. a. [desconfire, Fr. sconfiggere, Ital. as if from disconfigere, Lat.] To defeat; to con: 1er; to vanquish ; to overpower; to subdue ; to beat ; to overthrow. Fight against that monstrous rebel, Cade, Whom, since, I heard to be

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While my gallant countrymen are employed in pursuing rebels half doosted through the consciousness of their guilt, I shall improve those victories to the good of my fellow subjects. Addion. Disco’M F1 T. n. . [from the verb ] Defeat ; rout ; overthrow.

Fly you must: incurable discosoft: Reigns in the hearts of all our present party. - Shaftspeare. Dagon must stoop, and shall ere long receive Such a discomfit, as shal) quite despoil him Of all these boasted trophies. Milton's Agonister. Disco"MF1ture. m. s. [from discomfit. J Defeat; loss of battle; rout; ruin; overthrow. Sad tidings bring I to you out of France, Of loss, of slaughter, and discooture. Shop. Behold every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great distoryiture. - 1 Samuel. 'What a defeat and disconsture is it to a man, when he comes to use this wealth, to find it all false metal. Government of the Tongue. He sent his angels to fight for his people; and the discomfiture and slaughter of great hosts is attributed to their assistance. Atterbury. Disco’M for T. m. s. [dis and comfort.] Uneasiness ; sorrow ; melancholy ; loom. This himself did foresee, and therefore armed his church, to the end they might sustain it without discomfort. Hooker. Discomfort guides my tongue, And bids me speak of nothing but despair. . Shakspeare. In solitude there is not only discomfort, but ,weakness also. - Sowiń. To Disco’M Fort. v.a. [from the noun.] To grieve; to sadden; to deject. Her champion went away discomforted as much as discomfited. - Sidney. His funeral shall not be in our camp, Lest it discomfort us. - Shakspeare. i) Isco M For TABLE. adj. [from discomort.]- 4. That is melancholy and refuses comfort. Discomfortable cousin know'st thou not That when the searching eye of Heav'n is hid Behind the globe, it lights the lower world? - - Shakspeare. 4. That causes sadness. What! did that help poor Dorus, whose eyes could carry unto him no other news but discom3rtable / Sidney. a Disco MME’ND. v. &. [dir and comzmend...] To blame; to censure ; to mention with disapprobation. Absolutely we cannot discorrend, we cannot absolutely approve, either willingness to live or forwardness to die. Hooker. Now you will all be wits; and he, I pray, And you, that discowmend it, mend the play. - Peasan. Neither do I discommend the lofty style in tragedy, which is naturally pompous and magnificent. ryden. IDI sco MM E^N DAB Le. adj. [from distommend..] Blamable; censurable; deserving blame. Pusillanimity is, according to Aristotle's morality, a vice very discommendotle. Ayliff.' Par. Disco MME NPAP LENE ss., n. 3. [from discommendable.] Blamableness; liableTheSS to Censure. Dict. Disco MMENDATION. m. . [from dircommend..] Blame; reproach ; censure. Tully assigns three motives, whereby, without any discommendation, a man might be drawn to ibecome an accuser of others, Ayliffo's Par.

Disco M M e^NDER. m. s. [from discommend..] One that discommends; a dispraiser. To Disco M Mo’D E. v. a, [air and rommode, Fr.] Te put to inconvenience ; to molest; to incommode. Disco M M of Dio Us. adj. [from discommode.] Inconvenient; troublesome 5 unpleasing. So many thousand soldiers, unfit for any labour, or other trade, must either seek service and o abroad, which may be dangerous;, or else employ themselves here at home, which may be discommodious. Spenser on Irelans. Disco M Mo‘DITY. m. s. s from discommode..] Inconvenience; disadvantage; hurt; mischief. We speak now of usury, how the discommodities of it may be best avoided, and the commodities retained : or how, in the balance of commodities and discommodities, the qualities of usury are to be reconciled. Bacon. It is better that a ship should be preserved with some discommodity to the sailors, than that, the sailors being in health, the *; should

perish. aywars. To DISCOMPOSE. v. a. [decomposer,

French.] 1. To disorder; to unsettle.

The debate upon the self-denying ordnance had raised many jealousies, and discomposed the confidence that iii formerly been between many of them. - Clarendan. 2. To ruffle ; to disorder. * Now Betty from her inaster's bed had flown, And softly stole to discompose her own. Swift. 3. To disturb the temper; to agitate by perturbation. No more, dear mother: ill in death it shows, Your peace of mind by rage to discompose. Dryd. 4. To offend , to fret ; to vex. Men, who possess all the advantages of life, are in a state where there are many accidents to disorder and discompose, but few to please them. •. r , Swift. 5. To displace; to discard. Not in use. Though he was a dark prince, and infinitely suspicious, he never put down or discomposed a counsellor or near servant. Bacon. Disco Mpo's URE. m.s.. [from discompose.] Disorder; perturbation. He threw himself upon his bed, lamenting with much passion, and with abundance of tears; and continued in this melancholick discomposure of mind many days. Clarenden. To Disco Nc E(Rt. v. a. [dis and concert.] 1. To unsettle the mind; to discompose. You need not provoke their spirits by outrages: a careless gesture, a word, or a look, is enough to disconcert them. Co/lier. 2. To break a scheme; to defeat a machination. Disco NF o'r Mity. h. 3. [dis and consormity.] Want of agreement; inconsistency. - * Lyes arise from errour and mistake, or malice and forgery; they consist in the disagreement and disconjoity betwixt the speech and the

conception of the mind, or the conception of the .

mind, and the things themselves, or the speech

and the things. Halewili on Providence. Disco NGR U1 TY. m.s., [dis and congruity.]

Disagreement; inconsistency. .

There is want of capacity in the thing, to sustain such a duration, from the intrinsical discongruity of the one to the other. Hale. Disco'N sol At E. adj. [dis and console.] Void of comfort; hopeless; sorrowful; melancholy. See Cassius all disconsclate, With Pindarus his bondman, on this hill. Shakpears. If patiently thy bidding they obey, Dismiss them not disconsolate. Milton. The ladies and the knights, no shelter nigh, Were dropping wet, disconsolate and wan, And through their thin array receiv'd the rain. 10nyden. The moon reflects the sunbeams to us, and so, by illuminating the air, takes away in some measure the disconsolate darkness of our winter nights. Ray. Disco’Nso LATELY. adv. [from disconrelate.] In a disconsolate manner; comfortlessly. Disco'N sol ATE Ness. m. s. [from dirconsolate.] The state of being disconsolate. Disco NtE’NT. m. s. [dis and content.] Want of content; uneasiness at the present state. I see your brows full of discontent, Your hearts of sorrow, and your eyes of tears. Sbaï speare. Not that their pleasures caus'd her discontent, She sigh'd, not that they stay'd, but that she went. Pope. Disconte’NT, adj. [dio and content.] Uneasy at the present state; dissatisfied. They were of their own nature circumspect and slow, discountenanced and discontent; and those the earl singled as fittest for his}. - Hayward. To Disconte'st. v.a. [from the noun.] To dissatisfy; to make uneasy at the present state. I know a dircontented gentleman, Whose humble means match not his haughty spirit. Shakspeare. The discontented now are only they ose crimes beiore did your just cause betray. Dryden, Disconte’NT ED. participial adj. [from discontent.] Uneasy; cheerless; malevolent.

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What will tie up your discontented sword. Shakspeare. These are, beyond comparison, the two greatest evils in this world; a diseased body, and a disconiented mind. Tilloison.

The goddess, with a dicootented air, Seems to reject him, tho’ she grants his Fo worDisco NTE's TED Ness. m. s." [from discontented.] Uneasiness; want of ease; dissatisfaction. A beautiful bust of Alexander the Great casts up his face to heaven with a noble air of grief, or discontendedness, in his looks. Addison. Discoste’NTMENT. n.s.. [from discontent. The state of being discontented; uneasiness.

These are the vices that fill them with general discontentment, as though the bosom of that

famous church, wherein they live, were more noisome than any dungeon. Hocker. The politick and artificial nourishing and entertaining of hopes, and carrying men from hopes to hopes, is one of the best antidotes against the poison of discontentmenta. Bacva. Disco NT1 Nu A Nc E. a. s. [trom disconinue.] 1. Want of cohesion of parts; want of union of one part with another; disruption. - The stillicides of water, if there be enough to follow, will draw themselves into a small thread, because they will not discontinue; but if there be no remedy, then they cast themselves into round drops, which is the figure that saveth the

body most from discontinuance. Bacon's 2. Cessation ; intermission. : Let us consider whether our a ches to

him are sweet and refreshing, and if we are uneasy under any long ducontinuance of otir conversation with hi - Atterbury. ... [In the common law.] An interruption or breaking off; as discontinuance of possession, or discontinuance of process. The effect of discontinuance of possession is, that a man may not enter upon his own land or tenement alienated, whatsoever his right be unto it, or by his own authority; but must seek to recover possession by law. The effect of discontinuance of plea is, that the instance may not be taken up again, but by a new writ to begin the suit afresh. - Cowell. Disco NTINUATIo N. m. f. [from discontinae.] Disruption of continuity ; breach of union of parts; disruption ; separation. Upon any discontinuation of parts, made either by bubbles, or by shaking the glass, the whole mercury falls. Newton. To Disco NT1'N U E. [discontinuer, French.] - 1. To lose the cohesion of parts; to suffer separation or disruption of substance. All bodies, ductile and tensile, as metals, that will be drawn into wires; wool and tow, that will be drawn into yarn, or thread; have in them the appetite of not discontinuing strong, which maketh them follow the force that Pulieth them out, and yet so as not to discontinae or forsake their own body. urant. 2. To lose an established or prescriptive custom or right. Thyself shalt fiscontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee, and I will catse tree to serve thine enemies. - jeremiah. To Disco Norton U E. v. a. 1. To leave off; to cease any practice or habit.


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That men shall o discontinued school Above a twelvemonth. Shaorare, Examine thy customs of diet, sleep, exercise, o and the like; and try, in any thou sholt judge hurtful, to di...ontinue it by little and little; but so, as if thou find any inconvenience by the change, thou come back to it again. Bacon.

2. To break off; to interrupt. There is that property, in all letters, of aptness to be conjoined in syllabies and words,

- - ; pathies of nature;

through the voluble motions of the organs from one stop or figure to another, that . modify amd discriminate the voice, without appealing to discontinue it. Holder's Elements %peech. Disco NTINU’ITY.. n. 4. [dis and continuity.] Disunity of parts; want of cohesion. That discontinaity of parts is the principal cause of the opacity of bodies, will appear by considering that opaque substances become transparent by filling their pores with any substance o gual, or almost equal, density with their parts. Newt. Disco NV E^NIEN ce. n. f. [als and conovenience.] Incongruity; disagreement; opposition of mature. ear ariseth many times out of natural antit, in these disconveniencer of nature, deliberation hath no place at all. Bramball's Answer to Hobbes. DI'SCORD. m. f. [discordia, Latin.] 1. Disagreement; , opposition ; mutual anger; reciprocal oppugnancy. See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, Theat heav'n finds means to kill your joys with

love And I, for winking at your discord, too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen. Shakspeare. He is a false witness that speaketh lies, and that soweth discord among brethren. Proverbs. 2. Difference or contrariety of qualities, particularly of sounds. Take but degree away, untune that string, And hark what discordfollows; each thing meets In mere oppugnancy. Shakspeare. }. that of music's various parts, Discord that makes the harmony of hearts; Ilişcord, that only this dispute shall bring, Who best shall love the duke and serve the king. Dryden. All nature is but art unknown to thee; All chance, direction which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good. Pope. 3. [In music.] Sounds not of themselves pleasing, but necessary to be mixed with others. It is sound alone that doth immediately and incorporeally affect most; this is most mamfest in music, and concords and discords in music: for all sounds, whether they be sharp or flat, if they be sweet, have a roundness and equality; and if they be harsh, are unequal: for a discord itself is but a harshness of divers sounds meeting. Bacon. It is the lark that sings so out of tune, Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps. Shakspeare. How doth music amaze us, when of discords she maketh the sweetest harmony! Peacham. To Disco'RD. v. m. [discordo, Latin.] To disagree; not to suit with. Sounds do disturb and alter the one the other; sometimes the one drowning the other, and making it not heard; sometimes the one Jarring and discording with the other, and making a confusion. Bacon. Disco'RDAN ce. !". s. [from discord.] Disco'RDAN cy. $, Disagreement; op. position; inconsistency. Disco'RD ANT. adj. [discordant, Latin.] 1. Inconsistent; at variance with itself. Myrrha was joy'd the welcome news to hear, But, clogg'd with guilt, the joy was unsincere; So various, so discordant is the mind,

Thatin our willa different will we find. Dryd.

1. Opposite; contrarious. e discordant attraction of some wandering comets would certainly disorder the revolutions of the planets, if they approached too near them. * Cheyne. 3. Incongruous; not conformable. Hither conscience is to be referred; if by a comparison of things done with the rule there be a consonancy, then follows the sentence of approbation; if disconduit from it, the sentence of condemnation. Hyle's Origin of Mankind. Disco'RD ANTLY.adov. [from discordant.] 1. Inconsistently; in disagreement with itself. 2. In disagreement with another. Two strings of a musical instrument being struck together, making two noises that arrive at the ear at the same time as to sense, yield a sound differing from either of them, *3 as it were compounded of both; insomugh, that if they be discordantly tuned, though each of , them struck apart would yield a pleasing sound, yet being struck together they make a harsh and troublesome noise. Boyle. 3. Peevishly ; in a contradictious manner. To Discover... v. a. [découvrir, Fr. dis and cover.] 1. To show ; to disclose ; to bring to light; to make visible. 2. To expose to view. The cover of the coach was made with such joints, that as they might, to avoid the weather, pull it up close, so they might put each end down, and remain as discovered and open-sighted as on horseback. Sidney. Go draw aside the curtains and discover The several caskets to this noble prince. Shakspeare. He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death. job. 3. To show; not to shelter; to expose. And now will I discover her lewdness. Horea. Law can discover sin, but not remove. Milton. 4. To make known; not to disguise; to reveal. We will pass over unto those men, and we will discover ourselves unto them. Isaiab. . Eve, who unseen, Yet all had heard, with audible lament Discover'd from the place of her retire. Milton. 5. To ken; to espy. When we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand. Acts. 6. To find out; to obtain information. He shall never, by any alteration in me, dircover my knowledge of his mistake. Pope's Lett. 7. To detect; to find though concealed. Up he starts, Discover'd and surpris'd. Milton. Man with strength and free will arm'd Complete, to have discover'd and repuls'd Whatever wiles of foe or seeming friend. • ' Milton. 3. To find things or places not known before. Some to discover islands far away. , Shalop. Another part in squadrons bend their march On bold adventure, to discover wide That dismal world. Milton. So of things. The Germans discoovered printing and gunpowder. 9. To exhibit to the view. Some high climbing hill, Which to his eye discovers unaware

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