1828 edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language
Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.
This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies.
No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.
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OBLIGA'TION, n. [L. obligatio.]1. The binding power of a vow, promise, oath or contract, or of law, civil, political or moral, independent of a promise; that which constitutes legal or moral duty, and which renders a person liable to coercion and punishment for neglecting it. The laws and commands of God impose on us an obligation to love him supremely, and our neighbor as ourselves. Every citizen is under an obligation to obey the laws of the state. Moral obligation binds men without promise or contract.2. The binding force of civility, kindness or gratitude, when the performance of a duty cannot be enforced by law. Favors conferred impose on men an obligation to make suitable returns.3. Any act by which a person becomes bound to do something to or for another, or to forbear something.4. In law, a bond with a condition annexed and a penalty for non-fulfillment.
obligation. L. obligatio. See Oblige.]|
The act of obligating.
That which obligates or constrains; the
binding power of a promise, contract, oath, or vow, or of law; that
which constitutes legal or moral duty.
Any act by which a person becomes bound to
do something to or for anouther, or to forbear something; external
duties imposed by law, promise, or contract, by the relations of
society, or by courtesy, kindness, etc.
The state of being obligated or bound; the
state of being indebted for an act of favor or kindness; as, to place
others under obligations to one.
A bond with a condition
annexed, and a penalty for nonfulfillment. In a larger sense, it is
an acknowledgment of a duty to pay a certain sum or do a certain
Webster considered "education useless without the Bible." And as a result he utilized God's written word as a key to the meaning of words.
This is the reason, the Webster 1828 is one of the most important reprint of the twentieth century, the essential tool of education for Christians. Compare definitions of such words as education, marriage, truth, and many more. Compare a few of these definitions in the chart below, you will be amazed to discover the secularization of our modern English language.
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