Definition for DIS-QUI-SI'TION

DIS-QUI-SI'TION, n. [L. disquisitio; disquiro; dis and quæro, to seek.]

A formal or systematic inquiry into any subject, by arguments, or discussion of the facts and circumstances that may elucidate truth; as, a disquisition on government or morals; a disquisition concerning the antediluvian earth. – Woodward. [It is usually applied to a written treatise.]

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