(Mo"lin*ism) n. (Eccl. Hist.) The doctrines of the Molinists, somewhat resembling the tenets
of the Arminians.
(Mo"lin*ist), n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of the opinions of Molina, a Spanish Jesuit (in respect
to grace); an opposer of the Jansenists.
(||Moll) a. [G., fr. L. mollis soft, tender, elegiac. Cf. Molle.] (Mus.) Minor; in the minor mode; as,
A moll, that is, A minor.
(||Mol"lah) n. [Ar. maula, commonly mollain Turkey.] One of the higher order of Turkish judges; also,
a Turkish title of respect for a religious and learned man. [Written also moolah.]
(Mol"le) a. [See Moll.] (Mus.) Lower by a semitone; flat; as, E molle, that is, E flat.
(Mol"le*bart) n. An agricultural implement used in Flanders, consisting of a kind of large shovel
drawn by a horse and guided by a man. [Written also mollebært and mouldebært.] Simmonds.
(Mol"le*moke`) n. [Sw. mallemucke the stormy petrel.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species
of large pelagic petrels and fulmars, as Fulmarus glacialis, of the North Atlantic, and several species
of Æstrelata, of the Southern Ocean. See Fulmar. [Written also mollymawk, malmock, mollemock,
(Mol"lient) a. [L. molliens, p. p. of mollire to soften, fr. mollis soft.] Serving to soften; assuaging; emollient.
(Mol"lient*ly), adv. Assuagingly.
(Mol"li*fi`a*ble) a. Capable of being mollified.
(Mol`li*fi*ca"tion) n. [LL. mollificatio; cf. F. mollification.] The act of mollifying, or the
state of being mollified; a softening. Chaucer.
(Mol"li*fi`er) n. One who, or that which, mollifies. Bacon.
(Mol"li*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mollified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mollifying ] [F. mollifier, L. mollificare;
mollis soft + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Enmollient, Moil, v. t., and - fy.]
1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify
With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts.Spenser.