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fro himself. (a) To cease (doing something), desist from (an enterprise or undertaking), fail to do (something); abandon (a custom, habit, practice, way of life); (b) to refuse (to do something), decline (an office), evade or neglect (duty, responsibility). ?c1200

pite. ?a1475(a1396) Hilton SP Hrl 6579 1.1.2a Schapith hym with outeforth, only a forme and a liknes of holinesse in habit, in speche, and in bodily werkes. c1475(a1400) Wycl.Pseudo-F. Dub 245 304 Þis applieþ poul to sectis þat hauen licnesse

Fol. Roy 17.D.9 189/30-1 Suche outward deedis..ben to be seid propirli `loue' or `charite', or `loues' and `charitees', as þe habit is to be seid propirli `habitual loue' or `charite'. (a1470) Malory Wks. Win-C 1054/18 I dare sey for good

in deeds of arms, follow the military profession; enemites , engage in hostilities; (b) with inf.: to be in the habit of (doing sth.), be wont (to do sth.); (c) to (in) , to exercise (oneself, one's body) in (piety,

al that was withinne. a1400 Rolle Encom.Jesu Hrl 1022 191 I had taken my syngulere purpose & left þo seculere habit, & I be-gan mare to serf god þen man. c1400(?c1380) Pearl Nero A.10 267 If þou schal lose Þy

a religious order; wenden in-to , enter a religious order; -- also refl.; (f) clothes (robe) of , the religious habit; marke of , the tonsure; reule of ; signe of , an outward indication that the bearer is in

amours] whiche thei were wonte to haue the presence. (c1449) Pecock Repr. Cmb Kk.4.26 546 It is resonable..that her outward habit be mad to hem into such for hem a remembring signe, forto hem remembre ofte and myche into the

. OF lecherie , licherie . Many forms show influence of lechour n. (a) A lascivious way of life; the habit or practice of adultery, fornication, etc.; also, the conduct of priests having wives or concubines; also, sexual intercourse in

fortresses. (a1382) WBible(1) Bod 959 Gen.38.14 Thamar..þe cloþez of wydowhede don down, toke to [L adsumpsit] a roket, &, þe habit chaungid, satt in þe place of two weyis. (c1384) WBible(1) Dc 369(2) Deeds 27.36 Thei token to [L adsumpserunt]

fer awey, eftsoone for to be penaunce. (a1398) Trev. Barth. Add 27944 13b/a Þey buþ so I-clipped with þe habit of vertues þat þey neuer slidith to vice noþir to synne. a1425(a1400) Paul.Epist. Corp-C 32 Gal.6.1 If any man

vpon his fote a soft pace. c1450(c1386) Chaucer LGW Prol.(1) Benson-Robinson 284 I saugh comyng of ladyes nyntene, In real habit, a ful esy paas. c1450(a1400) Lavynham Treat.7 Dead.Sins Hrl 211 16/2 He is a best þt goth a slowh

ware visid all in versis in variant lettirs, Sum in latens lare, sum langage of grece. Conduct, behavior; also, a habit, practice, custom. ?a1300 Maximian Dgb 86 23 Þo gon him rewen sore Al his wilde lore. c1300 Evang. Dlw

30/257 Lo, here the lenght, Thre hundreth cubettis euenly. c1525 Rule & T.St.Francis(2) Fst D.4 575 The lenghte of the habit shalle nat pas the lenkithe of hym that werethe yt. a1325(c1280) SLeg.Pass. Pep 2344 2194 Hi nere nouȝt ffer

& forbeden, for bi þis many children ben..dampned..for whanne þei beþ stolen awey fro here eldris..þei schul not forsake þe habit of freris for drede of prisonynge & deþ, þouȝ it be agens here wille & conscience. (c1449) Pecock Repr.

Donet Bod 916 17/32 No þing is 'moral vertu' saue what is an habyt or a disposicioun toward þe same habit in þe wil. c1300 SLeg.Aug.Cant. LdMisc 108 83 His day is toward þe ende of May. c1300 SLeg.Edm.Abp. Hrl

off alle kingess & Preost off alle preostess ec. c1250 Louerd asse þu ard Trin-C B.14.39 219 Þeis þreo loic habit muchel nu tokeningke, Gold þat he sal bein kinc ouer alle kinkes, stoir, he sal bein prest. c1350(a1333) Shoreham

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