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In a constructive manner; by construction or inference. A neutral must have notice of a blockade, either actually by a formal information, or constructively by notice to his government. Kent.

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    The dress prescribed for any body of men, academical, municipal, or sacerdotal. The doctors attending her in their formalities as far as Shotover. Fuller. 6. That which is formal; the formal part. It unties the inward knot of marriage, . . . while
    To render inert or imperceptible the peculiar affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base. 3. To destroy the peculiar or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference
    1. The act of noting, remarking, or observing; observation by the senses or intellect; cognizance; note. How ready is envy to mingle with the notices we take of other persons ! I. Watts. 2. Intelligence, by whatever means communicated; knowledge
    In a constructive manner; by construction or inference. A neutral must have notice of a blockade, either actually by a formal information, or constructively by notice to his government. Kent.
    1. To give form, or a certain form, to; to model. 2. To render formal.
    A proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some offens against the government, instituted and prosecuted, really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on behalt of the government. It differs from an indictment in criminal
    In a neutral manner; without taking part with either side; indifferently.
    1. Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing. 2. Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter composing it; having the power of making a thing what it is; constituent;
    Pertaining to government; made by government; as, governmental duties.
    One addicted to mannerism; a person who, in action, bearing, or treatment, carries characteristic peculiarities to excess. See citation under Mannerism.
    Adherence to a peculiar style or manner; a characteristic mode of action, bearing, or treatment, carried to excess, especially in literature or art. Mannerism is pardonable,and is sometimes even agreeable, when the manner, though vicious, is natural
    1. Having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power. The constructive fingers of Watts. Emerson. 2. Derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred.
    In a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely. That which formally makes this a Christian grace, is the spring from which it flows. Smalridge. You and your followers do stand formally divided
    The influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case. (more info) 1. The act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil,
    A vessel employed in blockading. (more info) 1. One who blockades.
    The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement. Some particles . . . in certain constructions have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them. Locke. 4. The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a
    The quality or state of being neutral. See Neutral, a., 4. (more info) 1. The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference. Men who possess
    Capable of being observed; worthy of notice; likely to attract observation; conspicous. A noticeable man, with large gray eyes. Wordsworth.
    One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as the Constitutions of the United States; as, a strict constructionist; a broad constructionist.
    One who notices.
    To affect reformation; to pretend to correctness.
    Not mannerly; ill-bred; rude. -- adv.
    Uniform. Herrick.
    Bad government; want of government. Shak.
    Erroneous construction; wrong interpretation. Bp. Stillingfleet.
    In an informal manner.


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