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beteem


beteem


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beteem  \Be*teem"\,  v.  t.  [Pref.  be-  +  an  old  verb  teem  to  be 
  fitting;  cf  D.  betamen  to  beseem,  G.  ziemen,  Goth.  gatiman, 
  and  E.  tame.  See  {Tame},  a.] 
  1.  To  give  to  bestow;  to  grant;  to  accord;  to  consent. 
  [Obs.]  --Spenser.  Milton. 
 
  2.  To  allow  to  permit;  to  suffer.  [Obs.] 
 
  So  loving  to  my  mother,  That  he  might  not  beteem  the 
  winds  of  heaven  Visit  her  face  too  roughly.  --Shak.