(De*bauch"er*y) n.; pl. Debaucheries
1. Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.
The republic of Paris will endeavor to complete the debauchery of the army.Burke.
2. Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual
Oppose . . . debauchery by temperance.Sprat.
(De*bauch"ment) n. The act of corrupting; the act of seducing from virtue or duty.
(De*bauch"ness), n. Debauchedness. [Obs.]
(De*beige") n. [F. de of + beige the natural color of wool.] A kind of woolen or mixed dress
goods. [Written also debage.]
(De*bel") v. t. [Cf. F. débeller. See Debellate.] To conquer. [Obs.] Milton.
(De*bel"late) v. t. [L. debellatus, p. p. of debellare to subdue; de- + bellum war.] To subdue; to
conquer in war. [Obs.] Speed.
(Deb`el*la"tion) n. [LL. debellatio.] The act of conquering or subduing. [Obs.]
De bene esse
(||De be"ne es"se) [L.] (Law) Of well being; of formal sufficiency for the time; conditionally; provisionally.
(De*ben"ture) n. [L. debentur they are due, fr. debere to owe; cf. F. debentur. So called
because these receipts began with the words Debentur mihi.]
1. A writing acknowledging a debt; a writing or certificate signed by a public officer, as evidence of a
debt due to some person; the sum thus due.
2. A customhouse certificate entitling an exporter of imported goods to a drawback of duties paid on
their importation. Burrill.
It is applied in England to deeds of mortgage given by railway companies for borrowed money; also to
municipal and other bonds and securities for money loaned.
(De*ben"tured) a. Entitled to drawback or debenture; as, debentured goods.
(Deb"ile) a. [L. debilis: cf. F. débile. See Debility.] Weak. [Obs.] Shak.
(De*bil"i*tant) a. [L. debilitants, p. pr.] (Med.) Diminishing the energy of organs; reducing
excitement; as, a debilitant drug.
(De*bil"i*tate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Debilitated; p. pr. & vb. n. Debilitating.] [L. debilitatus, p.
p. of debilitare to debilitate, fr. debilis. See Debility.] To impair the strength of; to weaken; to enfeeble; as,
to debilitate the body by intemperance.
Various ails debilitate the mind.Jenyns.
The debilitated frame of Mr. Bertram was exhausted by this last effort.Sir W. Scott.
(De*bil`i*ta"tion) n. [L. debilitatio: cf. F. débilitation.] The act or process of debilitating, or
the condition of one who is debilitated; weakness.