(Re*ag`gra*va"tion) (- ag`gra*va"shun), n. (R. C. Ch.) The last monitory, published
after three admonitions and before the last excommunication.
(Re`a*gree") v. i. To agree again.
(Reak) n. [&radic115. Cf. Wrack seaweed.] A rush. [Obs.] "Feeds on reaks and reeds." Drant.
(Reak), n. [Cf. Icel. hrekkr, or E. wreak vengeance.] A prank. [Obs.] "They play such reaks."
Beau. & Fl.
(Re"al) n. [Sp., fr. real royal, L. regalis. See Regal, and cf. Ree a coin.] A small Spanish
silver coin; also, a denomination of money of account, formerly the unit of the Spanish monetary system.
A real of plate (coin) varied in value according to the time of its coinage, from 12½ down to 10 cents, or
from 6½ to 5 pence sterling. The real vellon, or money of account, was nearly equal to five cents, or 2½
pence sterling. In 1871 the coinage of Spain was assimilated to that of the Latin Union, of which the
franc is the unit.
(Re*al") a. Royal; regal; kingly. [Obs.] "The blood real of Thebes." Chaucer.
(Re"al) a. [LL. realis, fr. L. res, rei, a thing: cf. F. réel. Cf. Rebus.]
1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.
Whereat I waked, and foundMilton.
Before mine eyes all real, as the dream
Had lively shadowed.
2. True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible; as, the real reason;
real Madeira wine; real ginger.
Whose perfection far excelledMilton.
Hers in all real dignity.
3. Relating to things, not to persons. [Obs.]
Many are perfect in men's humors that are not greatly capable of the real part of business.Bacon.
4. (Alg.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.
5. (Law) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as, real property,
in distinction from personal or movable property.
Chattels real (Law), such chattels as are annexed to, or savor of, the realty, as terms for years of
land. See Chattel. Real action (Law), an action for the recovery of real property. Real assets
(Law), lands or real estate in the hands of the heir, chargeable with the debts of the ancestor. Real
composition (Eccl. Law), an agreement made between the owner of lands and the parson or vicar,
with consent of the ordinary, that such lands shall be discharged from payment of tithes, in consequence
of other land or recompense given to the parson in lieu and satisfaction thereof. Blackstone. Real
estate or property, lands, tenements, and hereditaments; freehold interests in landed property; property
in houses and land. Kent. Burrill. Real presence (R. C. Ch.), the actual presence of the body
and blood of Christ in the eucharist, or the conversion of the substance of the bread and wine into the
real body and blood of Christ; transubstantiation. In other churches there is a belief in a form of real
presence, not however in the sense of transubstantiation. Real servitude, called also Predial
servitude (Civil Law), a burden imposed upon one estate in favor of another estate of another proprietor.
Syn. Actual; true; genuine; authentic. Real, Actual. Real represents a thing to be a substantive
existence; as, a real, not imaginary, occurrence. Actual refers to it as acted or performed; and, hence,