2. (Law) A kind of writ which formerly lay where a great-grandfather died seized of lands in fee simple,
and on the day of his death a stranger abated or entered and kept the heir out. This is now abolished.
(Be*saint") v. t. To make a saint of.
(Be*sant") n. See Bezant.
(Bes-ant"ler) n. Same as Bez- antler.
(Be*scat"ter) v. t.
1. To scatter over.
2. To cover sparsely by scattering (something); to strew. "With flowers bescattered." Spenser.
(Be*scorn") v. t. To treat with scorn. "Then was he bescorned." Chaucer.
(Be*scratch") v. t. To tear with the nails; to cover with scratches.
(Be*scrawl") v. t. To cover with scrawls; to scribble over. Milton.
(Be*screen") v. t. To cover with a screen, or as with a screen; to shelter; to conceal. Shak.
(Be*scrib"ble) v. t. To scribble over. "Bescribbled with impertinences." Milton.
(Be*scum"ber Be*scum"mer) v. t. [Pref. be- + scumber, scummer.] To discharge ordure
or dung upon. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Be*see") v. t. & i. [AS. beseón; pref. be- + eón to see.] To see; to look; to mind. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(Be*seech") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Besought ; p. pr. & vb. n. Beseeching.] [OE. bisechen,
biseken (akin to G. besuchen to visit); pref. be- + sechen, seken, to seek. See Seek.]
1. To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore.
I beseech you, punish me not with your hard thoughts.
But Eve . . . besought his peace.
Syn. To beg; to crave. To Beseech, Entreat, Solicit, Implore, Supplicate. These words agree
in marking that sense of want which leads men to beg some favor. To solicit is to make a request, with
some degree of earnestness and repetition, of one whom we address as a superior. To entreat implies
greater urgency, usually enforced by adducing reasons or arguments. To beseech is still stronger, and
belongs rather to the language of poetry and imagination. To implore denotes increased fervor of entreaty,
as addressed either to equals or superiors. To supplicate expresses the extreme of entreaty, and usually
implies a state of deep humiliation. Thus, a captive supplicates a conqueror to spare his life. Men solicit
by virtue of their interest with another; they entreat in the use of reasoning and strong representations; they
beseech with importunate earnestness; they implore from a sense of overwhelming distress; they supplicate
with a feeling of the most absolute inferiority and dependence.
(Be*seech"), n. Solicitation; supplication. [Obs. or Poetic] Shak.
(Be*seech"er) n. One who beseeches.
(Be*seech"ing), a. Entreating urgently; imploring; as, a beseeching look. Be*seech"ing*ly,
adv. Be*seech"ing*ness, n.