2. The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.
In Hebrew poetry, there may be observed a certain conformation of the sentences.
A structure and conformation of the earth.
(Con*form"er) n. One who conforms; one who complies with established forms or doctrines.
(Con*form"ist), n. One who conforms or complies; esp., one who conforms to the Church of
England, or to the Established Church, as distinguished from a dissenter or nonconformist.
A cheeful conformist to your judgment.
(Con*form"i*ty) n.; pl. Conformities [Cf. F. conformité.]
1. Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance; agreement; congruity; followed by to,
with, or between.
By our conformity to God.
The end of all religion is but to draw us to a conformity with God.
A conformity between the mental taste and the sensitive taste.
2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) Compliance with the usages of the Established Church.
The king [James I.] soon afterward put forth a proclamation requiring all ecclesiastical and civil officers
to do their duty by enforcing conformity.
(Con`for*ta"tion) n. [Cf. F. confortation, LL. confortatio. Cf. Comfort.] The act of strengthening.
(Con*found") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Confounding.] [F. confondre,
fr. L. confundere, -fusum, to pour together; con- + fundere to pour. See Fuse to melt, and cf. Confuse.]
1. To mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse.
They who strip not ideas from the marks men use for them, but confound them with words, must have
Let us go down, and there confound their language.
Gen. xi. 7.
2. To mistake for another; to identify falsely.
They [the tinkers] were generally vagrants and pilferers, and were often confounded with the gypsies.
3. To throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.
The gods confound...
The Athenians both within and out that wall.
They trusted in thee and were not confounded.
Ps. xxii. 5.
So spake the Son of God, and Satan stood
A while as mute, confounded what to say.