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(Dis*cov"er*ture) n. [Pref. dis- + coverture: cf. OF. descoverture.]
1. Discovery. [Obs.]
2. (Law) A state of being released from coverture; freedom of a woman from the coverture of a husband.
(Dis*cov"er*y) n.; pl. Discoveries
1. The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot.
2. A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets.
In the clear discoveries of the next [world].South.
3. Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of
the circulation of the blood.
A brilliant career of discovery and conquest.Prescott.
We speak of the "invention" of printing, the discovery of America.Trench.
4. That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognized; as, the
properties of the magnet were an important discovery.
5. Exploration; examination. [Obs.]
(Dis*cra"dle) v. t. To take from a cradle. [R.]
This airy apparition first discradledFord.
From Tournay into Portugal.
(Dis*cred"it) n. [Cf. F. discrédit.]
1. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts
have brought the story into discredit.
2. Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; applied to persons or things.
It is the duty of every Christian to be concerned for the reputation or discredit his life may bring on his
Syn. Disesteem; disrepute; dishonor; disgrace; ignominy; scandal; disbelief; distrust.
(Dis*cred"it), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discredited; p. pr. & vb. n. Discrediting.] [Cf. F. discréditer.]
1. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited.
2. To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority
An occasion might be given to the . . . papists of discrediting our common English Bible.Strype.
2. To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace.
He. . . least discredits his travels who returns the same man he went.Sir H. Wotton.
(Dis*cred"it*a*ble) a. Not creditable; injurious to reputation; disgraceful; disreputable.