Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AD-JUNC'TIVE-LY – AD-MEAS'UR-ED
In an adjunctive manner.
In connection with; consequently.
- The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse.
- The form of oath. – Addison.
AD-JURE', v.t. [L. adjuro, to swear solemnly, or compel one to swear; from ad and juro, to swear.]
- To charge, bind or command on oath, or under the penalty of a curse. Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city of Jericho. – Josh. vi.
- To charge earnestly and solemnly, on pain of God's wrath. I adjure thee by the living God. – Matt. xxvi. Acts. xix.
- To conjure; to charge, urge or summon with solemnity. The magistrates adjured by all the bonds of civil duty. – Milton. Ye sacred stars, be all of you adjured. – Dryden. The commissioners adjured them not to let pass so favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties. – Marshall's Life of Washington.
Charged on oath, or with a denunciation of God's wrath; solemnly urged.
One that adjures; one that exacts an oath.
Charging on oath, or on the penalty of a curse; beseeching with solemnity.
AD-JUST', v.t. [Sp. ajustar; Port. id.; It. aggiustare; Fr. ajuster, to fit or frame; of L. ad, and justus, just, exact. See Just.]
- To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent, or conformable; as, to adjust a garment to the body, an event to the prediction, or things to a standard. – Swift. Locke. Addison.
- To put in order; to regulate or reduce to system; as, to adjust a scheme; to adjust affairs.
- To make accurate; to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted.
That may or can be adjusted.
Made exact or conformable; reduced to a right form or standard; settled.
A person who adjusts; that which regulates.
Reducing to due form; fitting; making exact or correspondent; settling.
The act of adjusting; regulation; a reducing to just form or order; a making fit or conformable; settlement. – Watts. Woodward.
A tube fitted to the mouth of a vessel through which water is played in a fountain. – Encyc.
AD'JU-TAN-CY, n. [See Adjutant.]
The office of an adjutant; skillful arrangement. – Burke.
AD'JU-TANT, n. [L. adjutans, aiding; from adjuto, to assist; of ad and juvo, jutum, to help.]
In military affairs, an officer whose business is to assist the major by receiving and communicating orders. Each battalion of foot and each regiment of horse has an adjutant, who receives orders from the brigade major, to communicate to the colonel, and to subalterns. He places guards, receives and distributes ammunition, assigns places of rendezvous, &c. Adjutant general, in an army, is the chief adjutant. Adjutants general, among the Jesuits, were a select number of fathers, who resided with the general of the order, each of whom had a province or country assigned to his care. Their business was to correspond with that province, by their delegates, emissaries or visitors, and give information of occurrences to the father-general. – Encyc.
To help. [Not used.]
A helper. [Little used; its compound Coadjutor is in common use.]
A female assistant.
Helping; assisting. – Howell.
AD-LE-GA'TION, n. [L. ad and legatio, an embassy, from lego, to send. See Legate.]
In the public law of the German Empire, a right claimed by the states, of joining their own ministers with those of, the Emperor, in public treaties and negotiations, relating to the common interest of the Empire. – Encyc.
AD-LIBITUM, adv. [Ad libitum. L.]
At pleasure, without restriction.
AD-LO-CU'TION, n. [See ALLOCUTION.]
AD-MEAS'URE, v.t. [admezh'ur; Ad and measure. See Measure.]
- To measure or ascertain dimensions, size or capacity; used for measure.
- To apportion; to assign to each claimant his right; as, to admeasure dower or common of pasture. – Blackstone.