Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AS-SAY'MAS-TER – ASSERT'
An assayer; an officer appointed to try the weight and fineness of the precious metals.
Assurance. [Not used.] – Sheldon.
Assurance; a making secure. [Not used.] – Bp. Hall.
To secure. [Not used.] – Bullokar.
AS-SE-CU'TION, n. [L. assequor.]
An obtaining or acquiring. – Ayliffe.
AS-SEM'BLAGE, n. [Fr. See Assemble.]
- A collection of individuals, or of particular things; the state of being assembled. – Locke. Thomson.
- Rarely, the act of assembling.
Representation; an assembling. [Not in use.] – Shak. Spenser.
To meet or come together; to convene, as a number of individuals.
AS-SEM'BLE, v.t. [Fr. assembler, Sw. samla; Dan. samler; D. zamelen; Ger. sammeln, to assemble. L. simul; Dan. sammen; D. zamen, together.]
To collect a number of individuals or particulars into one place or body; to bring or call together; to convene; to congregate.
Collected into a body; congregated.
One who assembles.
A collection or meeting together. – Heb. x.
Coming together; collecting into one place.
AS-SEM'BLY, n. [Sp. asamblea; It. assamblea; Fr. assemblée.]
- A company or collection of individuals, in the same place; usually for the same purpose.
- A congregation or religious society convened.
- In some of the United States, the legislature, consisting of different houses or branches, whether in session or not. In some states, the popular branch or House of Representatives is denominated an assembly. [See the constitution of the several states.]
- A collection of persons for amusement; as, a dancing assembly.
- A convocation, convention or council of ministers and ruling elders delegated from each presbytery; as, the General Assembly of Scotland or of the United States. – Encyc.
- In armies, the second beating of the drum before a march, when the soldiers strike their tents. – Encyc.
- An assemblage. [Not in use.] Primary Assembly, a meeting of the people or legal voters in a town or city, who appear and act on public business in person, and a majority of whose votes originate the supreme power in a state.
A room in which persons assemble.
AS-SENT', n. [L. assensus, from assentior, to assent, of ad and sentio, to think; Eth. ስነአ sena or sana, concord, and its derivative, to agree, to harmonize; Sw. sinne, mind, sense; D. zin, mind; zinnen, to feel or mind; G. sinn, sense; sinnen, to think or consider. The Danes preserve the final consonant, sind, mind, sense, inclination; W. syn, sense; syniaw, to perceive.]
- The act of the mind in admitting, or agreeing to, the truth of a proposition. Faith is the assent to any proposition, on the credit of the proposer. – Locke.
- Consent; agreement to a proposal, respecting some right or interest; as, the bill before the House has the assent of a great majority of the members. The distinction between assent and consent seems to be this assent is the agreement to an abstract proposition. We assent to a statement, but we do not consent to it. Consent is an agreement to some proposal or measure which affects the rights or interest of the consenter. We consent to a proposal of marriage. This distinction however is not always observed. [See Consent.] Assent is an act of the understanding; consent is an act of the will. So Baxter speaks of justifying faith as the assenting trust of the understanding, and the consenting trust of the will. – Short Meditations.
- Accord; agreement. – 2 Chron. xviii.
To admit as true; to agree, yield or concede, or rather to express an agreement of the mind to what is alledged, or proposed. The Jews also assented, saying that these things were so. – Acts. xxiv. It is sometimes used for consent, or an agreement to something affecting the rights or interest of the person assenting. But to assent to the marriage of a daughter, is less correct than to consent.
AS-SEN-TA'TION, n. [L. assentatio, from assentor, to comply.]
Compliance with the opinion of another, from flattery or dissimulation. – Chesterfield.
With adulation. [Not in use.] – Bacon.
One who assents, agrees to, or admits.
Agreeing to, or admitting as true; yielding to.
In a manner to express assent; by agreement.
Assent; agreement. [Rarely used.] – Brown.
ASSERT', v.t. [L. assero, assertum, to claim or challenge, to maintain or assert; of ad and sero. The sense of sero is to sow, properly to throw or set. To assert is to throw or set firmly.]
- To affirm positively; to declare with assurance; to aver. – Milton.
- To maintain or defend by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties. – Dryden.