Edictal to Effect

(E*dic"tal) a. Relating to, or consisting of, edicts; as, the Roman edictal law.

(Ed"i*fi*cant) a. [L. aedificans, -antis, p. pr. of aedificare. See Edify.] Building; constructing. [R.] Dugard.

(Ed`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. aedificatio: cf. F. édification. See Edify.]

1. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction.

The assured edification of his church.
Bp. Hall.

Out of these magazines I shall supply the town with what may tend to their edification.

2. A building or edifice. [Obs.] Bullokar.

(Ed"i*fi*ca`to*ry) a. Tending to edification. Bp. Hall.

(Ed"i*fice) n. [L. aedificium, fr. aedificare: cf. F. édifice. See Edify.] A building; a structure; an architectural fabric; — chiefly applied to elegant houses, and other large buildings; as, a palace, a church, a statehouse.

(Ed`i*fi"cial) a. [L. aedificialis.] Pertaining to an edifice; structural.

(Ed"i*fi`er) n.

1. One who builds. [Obs.]

2. One who edifies, builds up, or strengthens another by moral or religious instruction.

(Ed"i*fy) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Edified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Edifying.] [F. édifier, L. aedificare; aedes a building, house, orig., a fireplace (akin to Gr. to burn, Skr. idh to kindle, OHG. eit funeral pile, AS. ad, OIr. aed fire) + facere to make. See Fact, -fy.]

1. To build; to construct. [Archaic]

There was a holy chapel edified.

2. To instruct and improve, especially in moral and religious knowledge; to teach.

It does not appear probable that our dispute [about miracles] would either edify or enlighten the public.

3. To teach or persuade. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Ed"i*fy), v. i. To improve. [R.] Swift.

(Ed"i*fy`ing) a. Instructing; improving; as, an edifying conversation.Ed"i*fy`ing*ly, adv. Ed"i*fy`ing*ness, n.

(E"dile) n. [L. aedilis: cf. F. édile. Cf. Ædile.] (Rom. Antiq.) See Ædile.

(E"dile*ship), n. The office of ædile. T. Arnold.

(Ed"ing*ton*ite) n. (Min.) A grayish white zeolitic mineral, in tetragonal crystals. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and baryta.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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