(Ob*sig"nate) v. t. [L. obsignated, p. p. of obsignare to seal. See Ob-, and Sign.] To seal; to ratify. [Obs.] Barrow.

(Ob`sig*na"tion) n. [L. obsignatio.] The act of sealing or ratifying; the state of being sealed or confirmed; confirmation, as by the Holy Spirit.

The spirit of manifestation will but upbraid you in the shame and horror of a sad eternity, if you have not the spirit of obsignation.
Jer. Taylor.

(Ob*sig"na*to*ry) a. Ratifying; confirming by sealing. [Obs.] Samuel Ward (1643)

(Ob`so*lesce") v. i. [L. obsolescere. See Obsolescent.] To become obsolescent. [R.] Fitzed. Hall.

(Ob`so*les"cence) n. [See Obsolescent.] The state of becoming obsolete.

(Ob`so*les"cent) a. [L. obsolescens, -entis, p. pr. of obsolescere, to wear out gradually, to fall into disuse; ob (see Ob-) + solere to use, be wont.] Going out of use; becoming obsolete; passing into desuetude.

(Ob"so*lete) a. [L. obsoletus, p. p. of obsolescere. See Obsolescent.]

1. No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused; neglected; as, an obsolete word; an obsolete statute; — applied chiefly to words, writings, or observances.

2. (Biol.) Not very distinct; obscure; rudimental; imperfectly developed; abortive.

Syn. — Ancient; antiquated; old-fashioned; antique; old; disused; neglected. See Ancient.

(Ob"so*lete), v. i. To become obsolete; to go out of use. [R.] Fitzed. Hall.

(Ob"so*lete*ly), adv. In an obsolete manner.

(Ob"so*lete*ness), n.

1. The state of being obsolete, or no longer used; a state of desuetude.

2. (Biol.) Indistinctness; want of development.

(Ob"so*let*ism) n. A disused word or phrase; an archaism. Fitzed. Hall.

(Ob"sta*cle) n. [F., fr. L. obstaculum, fr. obstare to withstand, oppose; ob (see Ob-) + stare to stand. See Stand. and cf. Oust, v.] That which stands in the way, or opposes; anything that hinders progress; a hindrance; an obstruction, physical or moral.

If all obstacles were cut away.
And that my path were even to the crown.

Syn. — Impediment; obstuction; hindrance; difficulty. See Impediment, and Obstruction.

(Ob"stan*cy) n. [L. obstantia, fr. obstans, p. pr. of obstare. See Obstacle.] Opposition; impediment; obstruction. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Ob*stet"ric Ob*stet"ric*al) a. [L. obstetricius, fr. obstetrix, -icis, a midwife, fr. obstare to stand before: cf.F. obstétrique. See Obstacle.] Of or pertaining to midwifery, or the delivery of women in childbed; as, the obstetric art.

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