Bill of mortality. See under Bill.Law of mortality, a mathematical relation between the numbers living at different ages, so that from a given large number of persons alive at one age, it can be computed what number are likely to survive a given number of years.Table of mortality, a table exhibiting the average relative number of persons who survive, or who have died, at the end of each year of life, out of a given number supposed to have been born at the same time.

(Mor"tal*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mortalized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mortalizing ] To make mortal. [R.]

(Mor"tal*ly), adv.

1. In a mortal manner; so as to cause death; as, mortally wounded.

2. In the manner of a mortal or of mortal beings.

I was mortally brought forth.

3. In an extreme degree; to the point of dying or causing death; desperately; as, mortally jealous.

Adrian mortally envied poets, painters, and artificers, in works wherein he had a vein to excel.

(Mor"tal*ness), n. Quality of being mortal; mortality.

(Mor"tar) n. [OE. morter, AS. mortere, L. mortarium: cf. F. mortier mortar. Cf. sense 2 also 2d Mortar, Martel, Morter.]

1. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.

2. [F. mortier, fr. L. mortarium mortar ] (Mil.) A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45°, and even higher; — so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.

Mortar bed(Mil.), a framework of wood and iron, suitably hollowed out to receive the breech and trunnions of a mortar.Mortar boator vessel(Naut.), a boat strongly built and adapted to carrying a mortar or mortars for bombarding; a bomb ketch.Mortar piece, a mortar. [Obs.] Shak.

(Mor"tar), n. [OE. mortier, F. mortier, L. mortarium mortar, a large basin or trough in which mortar is made, a mortar See 1st Mortar.] (Arch.) A building material made by mixing lime, cement,

1. The condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying.

When I saw her die,
I then did think on your mortality.

2. Human life; the life of a mortal being.

From this instant
There 's nothing serious in mortality.

3. Those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human race; humanity; human nature.

Take these tears, mortality's relief.

4. Death; destruction. Shak.

5. The whole sum or number of deaths in a given time or a given community; also, the proportion of deaths to population, or to a specific number of the population; death rate; as, a time of great, or low, mortality; the mortality among the settlers was alarming.

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