Cessionary to Chaffless
(Ces"sion*a*ry) a. [LL. cessionarius, from cessionare to cede, fr. L. cessio: cf. F. cessionnaire.
See Cession.] Having surrendered the effects; as, a cessionary bankrupt. Martin.
(Cess"ment) n. [From Cess, v. t.] An assessment or tax. [Obs.] Johnson.
(Ces"sor) n. [From Cess, v. i. Cf. Cesser.] (Law) One who neglects, for two years, to perform
the service by which he holds lands, so that he incurs the danger of the writ of cessavit. See Cessavit.
(Ces"sor), n. [From Cess, v. t.] An assessor. [Obs.]
(Cess"pipe`) n. A pipe for carrying off waste water, etc., from a sink or cesspool. Knight.
(Cess"pool`) n. [See Sesspol.] A cistern in the course, or the termination, of a drain, to
collect sedimentary or superfluous matter; a privy vault; any receptacle of filth. [Written also sesspool.]
(Cest) n. [L. cestus: cf. OF. ceste.] A woman's girdle; a cestus. [R.] Collins.
(Ces"tode) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Cestoidea. n. One of the Cestoidea.
(Ces"toid) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Cestoidea. n. One of the Cestoidea.
(||Ces*toid"e*a) n. pl. [NL., gr. Gr. kesto`s girdle + -oid.] (Zoöl.) A class of parasitic worms
(Platelminthes) of which the tapeworms are the most common examples. The body is flattened, and
usually but not always long, and composed of numerous joints or segments, each of which may contain
a complete set of male and female reproductive organs. They have neither mouth nor intestine. See
Tapeworm. [Written also Cestoda.]
(Ces*told"e*an) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Cestoidea.
(Ces*tra"ci*ont) n. [Gr. a kind of fish.] (Zoöl.) A shark of the genus Cestracion, and of
related genera. The posterior teeth form a pavement of bony plates for crushing shellfish. Most of the
species are extinct. The Port Jackson shark and a similar one found in California are living examples.
(Ces*tra"ci*ont), a. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the genus Cestracion.
(Ces"tus) n. [L. cestus girdle, Gr. lit., stitched, embroidered.]
1. (Antiq.) A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite (or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting
2. (Zoöl.) A genus of Ctenophora. The typical species (Cestus Veneris) is remarkable for its brilliant
iridescent colors, and its long, girdlelike form.
(Ces"tus), n. [L. caestus, and cestus.] (Antiq.) A covering for the hands of boxers, made of
leather bands, and often loaded with lead or iron.
Cestuy que trust [norm. F.], a person who has the equitable and beneficial interest in property, the
legal interest in which is vested in a trustee. Wharton. Cestuy que use [Norm. F.], a person for
whose use land, etc., is granted to another.
(||Ces"tuy or ||Ces"tui) pron. [Norm. F.] (Law) He; the one.
(Ce*su"ra) n. See Cæsura.
(Ce*su"ral) a. See Cæsural.