Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AL-LECT-A'TION – AL'LE-GO-RIZ-ED
Enticement; allurement. [Not used.] – Coles.
Alluring. [Not used.] – Chaucer.
Allurement. [Not used.] – Eliot.
AL-LEDG'E, v.t. [L. allego; ad and lego, to send; Fr. alleguer; Sp. alegar; Port. allegar; It. allegare. This is only a modified application of the Eng. lay; L. loco, to set, or throw. See Class Lg.]
- To declare; to affirm; to assert; to pronounce with positiveness; as, to alledge a fact.
- To produce as an argument, plea or excuse; to cite or quote; as, to alledge the authority of a judge.
That may be alledged or affirmed. – Brown.
Affirmed; asserted, whether as a charge or a plea.
One who affirms or declares.
Asserting; averring; declaring.
Having all efficacy. – Everett.
Of perfect or unlimited efficacy or efficiency.
Pertaining to the mountains called Allegany, or Alleghenny.
The chief ridge of the great chains of mountains which run from N. East to S. West through the middle and southern states of North America; but, more appropriately, the main or unbroken ridge, which casts all the waters on one side to the east, and on the other side to the west. This ridge runs from Pennsylvania to Georgia, and chains extend through the United States. This name is given also to the river Ohio, above its confluence with the Monongahela; but improperly, as the Indian name of the river to its source is Ohio.
- Affirmation; positive assertion or declaration.
- That which is affirmed or asserted; that which is offered as a plea, excuse or justification.
- In ecclesiastical courts, a formal complaint, or declaration of charges.
AL-LEGE', v. [See ALLEDGE.]
A stuff manufactured in the East Indies, of two kinds, one of cotton, the other of various plants, which are spun like flax. – Encyc.
Allegation. [Not in use.]
AL-LE'GI-ANCE, n. [Old Fr. from L. alligo, of ad and ligo, to bind. See Liege and League.]
The tie or obligation of a subject to his prince or government; the duty of fidelity to a king, government or state. Every native or citizen owes allegiance to the government under which he is born. This is called natural or implied allegiance, which arises from the connection of a person with the society in which he is born, and his duty to be a faithful subject, independent of any express promise. Express allegiance, is that obligation which proceeds from an express promise, or oath of fidelity. Local or temporary allegiance is due from an alien to the government or state in which he resides. – Blackstone.
Loyal. [Not used.] – Shak.
In the manner of allegory; figurative; describing by resemblances.
In a figurative manner; by way of allegory.
The quality of being allegorical.
One who uses allegory. Warburton.
To use allegory; as, a man may allegorize, to please his fancy.
- To form an allegory; to turn into allegory; as, to allegorize the history of a people. – Campbell.
- To understand in an allegorical sense; as, when a passage in a writer may be understood literally or figuratively, he who gives it a figurative sense, is said to allegorize it.
Turned into allegory, or understood allegorically.