Placentary to Plainly

(Pla*cen"ta*ry) a. Having reference to the placenta; as, the placentary system of classification.

(Plac`en*ta"tion) n.

1. (Anat.) The mode of formation of the placenta in different animals; as, the placentation of mammals.

2. (Bot.) The mode in which the placenta is arranged or composed; as, axile placentation; parietal placentation.

(Plac`en*tif"er*ous) a. [Placenta + -ferous.] (Bot. & Zoöl.) Having or producing a placenta.

(Pla*cen"ti*form) a. [Placenta + -form.] (Bot.) Having the shape of a placenta, or circular thickened disk somewhat thinner about the middle.

(Pla*cen"tious) a. [See Please.] Pleasing; amiable. [Obs.] "A placentious person." Fuller.

(Place"-proud`) a. Proud of rank or office. Beau. & Fl.

(Pla"cer) n. One who places or sets. Spenser.

(Plac"er) n. [Sp.] A deposit of earth, sand, or gravel, containing valuable mineral in particles, especially by the side of a river, or in the bed of a mountain torrent. [U.S.]

(||Pla"cet) n. [L. placet it pleases.]

1. A vote of assent, as of the governing body of a university, of an ecclesiastical council, etc.

2. The assent of the civil power to the promulgation of an ecclesiastical ordinance. Shipley.

The king . . . annulled the royal placet.
J. P. Peters.

(Plac"id) a. [L. placidus, originally, pleasing, mild, from placere to please: cf. F. placide. See Please.] Pleased; contented; unruffied; undisturbed; serene; peaceful; tranquil; quiet; gentle. "That placid aspect and meek regard." Milton. "Sleeping . . . the placid sleep of infancy." Macaulay.

(Pla*cid"i*ty) n. [L. placiditas: cf. F. placidité.] The quality or state of being placid; calmness; serenity. Hawthorne.

(Plac"id*ly) adv. In a placid manner.

(Plac"id*ness), n. The quality or state of being placid.

(Plac"it) n. [L. placitum. See Plea.] A decree or determination; a dictum. [Obs.] "The placits and opinions of other philosophers." Evelyn.

(Plac"i*to*ry) a. [See Placit.] Of or pertaining to pleas or pleading, in courts of law. [Obs.] Clayton.

(||Plac"i*tum) n.; pl. Placita [LL. See Placit.]

1. A public court or assembly in the Middle Ages, over which the sovereign president when a consultation was held upon affairs of state. Brande & C.

2. (Old Eng. Law) A court, or cause in court.

3. (Law) A plea; a pleading; a judicial proceeding; a suit. Burrill.

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