Definition for AT-TRI'TION


  1. Abrasion; the act of wearing by friction, or rubbing substances together. The change of aliment is effected by the attrition of the stomach. – Arbuthnot.
  2. The state of being worn. – Johnson.
  3. With divines, grief for sin arising from fear of punishment; the lowest degree of repentance. – Wallis.

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