2. One concerned in putting Christ to death.

(Deic"tic) a. [Gr. deiktiko`s serving to show or point out, fr. deikny`nai to show.] (Logic) Direct; proving directly; — applied to reasoning, and opposed to elenchtic or refutative.

(Deic"tic*al*ly) adv. In a manner to show or point out; directly; absolutely; definitely.

When Christ spake it deictically.

(De*if"ic De*if"ic*al) a. [L. deificus; deus god + facere to make: cf. F. déifique.] Making divine; producing a likeness to God; god-making. "A deifical communion." Homilies.

(De`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [LL. deificare to deify: cf. F. déification. See Deify.] The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis; excessive praise.

(De"i*fied) a. Honored or worshiped as a deity; treated with supreme regard; godlike.

(De"i*fi`er) n. One who deifies.

(De"i*form) a. [L. deus a god + -form.]

1. Godlike, or of a godlike form. Dr. H. More.

2. Conformable to the will of God. [R.] Bp. Burnet.

(De`i*for"mi*ty) n. Likeness to deity. [Obs.]

(De"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deifying.] [F. déifier, LL. deificare, fr. L. deificus. See Deific, Deity, -fy.]

1. To make a god of; to exalt to the rank of a deity; to enroll among the deities; to apotheosize; as, Julius Cæsar was deified.

2. To praise or revere as a deity; to treat as an object of supreme regard; as, to deify money.

He did again so extol and deify the pope.

3. To render godlike.

By our own spirits are we deified.

(Deign) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deigned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deigning.] [OE. deinen, deignen, OF. degner, deigner, daigner, F. daigner, fr. L. dignari to deem worthy, deign, fr. dignus worthy; akin to decere to be fitting. See Decent, and cf. Dainty, Dignity, Condign, Disdain.]

1. To esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; - - opposed to disdain. [Obs.]

I fear my Julia would not deign my lines.

2. To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to vouchsafe; to allow; to grant.

Nor would we deign him burial of his men.

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