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abjection


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abjection  \Ab*jec"tion\,  n.  [F.  abjection,  L.  abjectio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  bringing  down  or  humbling.  ``The  abjection  of 
  the  king  and  his  realm.''  --Joe. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  rejected  or  cast  out  [R.] 
 
  An  adjection  from  the  beatific  regions  where  God, 
  and  his  angels  and  saints,  dwell  forever.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  3.  A  low  or  downcast  state;  meanness  of  spirit;  abasement; 
  degradation. 
 
  That  this  should  be  termed  baseness,  abjection  of 
  mind,  or  servility,  is  it  credible?  --Hooker. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abjection 
  n  :  a  low  or  downcast  state:  "each  confesson  brought  her  into  an 
  attitude  of  abasement"-  H.L.Menchken  [syn:  {abasement},  {degradation}] 




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