Agnition to Agriculturism
(Ag*ni"tion) n. [L. agnitio, fr. agnoscere. See Notion.] Acknowledgment. [Obs.] Grafton.
(Ag*nize") v. t. [Formed like recognize, fr. L. agnoscere.] To recognize; to acknowledge. [Archaic]
I do agnize a natural and prompt alacrity.
(Ag`noi*ol"o*gy) n. 'a`gnoia ignorance + -logy.]> (Metaph.) The doctrine concerning those
things of which we are necessarily ignorant.
(||Ag*no"men) n. [L.; ad + nomen name.]
1. An additional or fourth name given by the Romans, on account of some remarkable exploit or event; as,
Publius Caius Scipio Africanus.
2. An additional name, or an epithet appended to a name; as, Aristides the Just.
(Ag*nom"i*nate) v. t. To name. [Obs.]
(Ag*nom`i*na"tion) n. [L. agnominatio. See Agnomen.]
1. A surname. [R.] Minsheu.
2. Paronomasia; also, alliteration; annomination.
(Ag*nos"tic) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + knowing, to know.] Professing ignorance; involving no dogmatic; pertaining
to or involving agnosticism. Ag*nos"tic*al*ly adv.
(Ag*nos"tic), n. One who professes ignorance, or denies that we have any knowledge, save
of phenomena; one who supports agnosticism, neither affirming nor denying the existence of a personal
Deity, a future life, etc.
(Ag*nos"ti*cism) n. That doctrine which, professing ignorance, neither asserts nor denies.
Specifically: (Theol.) The doctrine that the existence of a personal Deity, an unseen world, etc., can
be neither proved nor disproved, because of the necessary limits of the human mind (as sometimes
charged upon Hamilton and Mansel), or because of the insufficiency of the evidence furnished by physical
and physical data, to warrant a positive conclusion (as taught by the school of Herbert Spencer); opposed
alike dogmatic skepticism and to dogmatic theism.
(||Ag"nus) n.; pl. E. Agnuses ; L. Agni [L., a lamb.] Agnus Dei.
(||Ag"nus cas"tus) [Gr. a willowlike tree, used at a religious festival; confused with holy,
chaste.] (Bot.) A species of Vitex (V. agnus castus); the chaste tree. Loudon.
And wreaths of agnus castus others bore.
(||Ag"nus De"i) [L., lamb of God.] (R. C. Ch.) (a) A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or flag.
(b) A cake of wax stamped with such a figure. It is made from the remains of the paschal candles and
blessed by the Pope. (c) A triple prayer in the sacrifice of the Mass, beginning with the words "Agnus
(A*go") a. & adv. [OE. ago, agon, p. p. of agon to go away, pass by, AS. agan to pass away;
a- (cf. Goth. us- , Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + gan to go. See Go.] Past; gone by; since; as, ten
years ago; gone long ago.