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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Secure  \Se*cure"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Secured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Securing}.] 
  1.  To  make  safe;  to  relieve  from  apprehensions  of  or 
  exposure  to  danger;  to  guard;  to  protect. 
  I  spread  a  cloud  before  the  victor's  sight, 
  Sustained  the  vanquished,  and  secured  his  flight. 
  2.  To  put  beyond  hazard  of  losing  or  of  not  receiving;  to 
  make  certain;  to  assure;  to  insure;  --  frequently  with 
  against  or  from  rarely  with  of  as  to  secure  a  creditor 
  against  loss  to  secure  a  debt  by  a  mortgage. 
  It  secures  its  possessor  of  eternal  happiness.  --T. 
  3.  To  make  fast  to  close  or  confine  effectually;  to  render 
  incapable  of  getting  loose  or  escaping;  as  to  secure  a 
  prisoner;  to  secure  a  door,  or  the  hatches  of  a  ship. 
  4.  To  get  possession  of  to  make  one's  self  secure  of  to 
  acquire  certainly;  as  to  secure  an  estate. 
  {Secure  arms}  (Mil.),  a  command  and  a  position  in  the  manual 
  of  arms,  used  in  wet  weather,  the  object  being  to  guard 
  the  firearm  from  becoming  wet.  The  piece  is  turned  with 
  the  barrel  to  the  front  and  grasped  by  the  right  hand  at 
  the  lewer  band,  the  muzzle  is  dropped  to  the  front,  and 
  the  piece  held  with  the  guard  under  the  right  arm,  the 
  hand  supported  against  the  hip,  and  the  thumb  on  the 

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