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abate(v. t.) To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price....A 
abate(v. t.) To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates....A 
abate(v. t.) To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates....A 
abate(v. t.) To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ....A 
abate(v. t.) To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets....A 
abate(v. t.) To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope....A 
abatement(n.) The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed....A 
abatement(n.) The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee....A 
abatement(n.) The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof....A 
abator(n.) A person who, without right, enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee....A 
abattis(n.) A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy....A 
abature(n.) Grass and sprigs beaten or trampled down by a stag passing through them....A 
abbess(n.) A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. See Abbey....A 
abbey(n.) A monastery or society of persons of either sex, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy; also, the monastic building or buildings....A 
abbot(n.) One of a class of bishops whose sees were formerly abbeys....A 
abbreviate(a.) Having one part relatively shorter than another or than the ordinary type....A 
abbreviate(v. t.) To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken....A 
abbreviation(n.) One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers....A 
abbreviation(n.) The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United Sta...A 
abbreviator(n.) One of a college of seventy-two officers of the papal court whose duty is to make a short minute of a decision on a petition, or reply of the pope to a letter, and afterwards expand the minute in...A 

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The word gnosis, in English, is commonly used today to refer to spiritual knowledge. The etymology of the word, however, has its roots in Greek where is the word gnosis simply meant knowledge. It is in this original intent of the word that Gnosis finds its motivation.

 

 

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