(Pres`en*tif"ic) a. [L. praesens, -entis, present + facere to make.] Making present. [Obs.]
Pres`en*tif"ic*ly, adv. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Pres`en*tif"ic*al) a. Presentific. [Obs.]
(Pre*sen"ti*ment) n. [Pref. pre- + sentiment: cf. F. pressentiment. See Presentient.]
Previous sentiment, conception, or opinion; previous apprehension; especially, an antecedent impression
or conviction of something unpleasant, distressing, or calamitous, about to happen; anticipation of evil; foreboding.
(Pre*sen`ti*men"tal) a. Of nature of a presentiment; foreboding. [R.] Coleridge.
(Pre*sen"tion) n. See Presension. [Obs.]
(Pre*sent"ive) a. (Philol.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting
an object to the memory of imagination; distinguished from symbolic.
How greatly the word "will" is felt to have lost presentive power in the last three centuries.Earle.
Pre*sent"ive*ly, adv. Pre*sent"ive*ness, n.
1. At present; at this time; now. [Obs.]
The towns and forts you presently have.Sir P. Sidney.
2. At once; without delay; forthwith; also, less definitely, soon; shortly; before long; after a little while; by and
And presently the fig tree withered away.Matt. xxi. 19.
3. With actual presence; actually . [Obs.]
His precious body and blood presently three.Bp. Gardiner.
1. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation. " Upon the heels of my presentment."
2. Setting forth to view; delineation; appearance; representation; exhibition.
Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion,Milton.
And give it false presentment.
3. (Law) (a) The notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation,
without any bill of indictment laid before them, as, the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, or the like; also,
an inquisition of office and indictment by a grand jury; an official accusation presented to a tribunal by
the grand jury in an indictment, or the act of offering an indictment; also, the indictment itself. (b) The
official notice (formerly required to be given in court) of the surrender of a copyhold estate. Blackstone.
Presentment of a bill of exchange, the offering of a bill to the drawee for acceptance, or to the acceptor
for payment. See Bill of exchange, under Bill.
Mozley & W.