Satisfactive to Sault

(Sat`is*fac"tive) a. Satisfactory. [Obs.]

Satisfactive discernment of fish.
Sir T. Browne.

(Sat`is*fac"to*ry) a. [Cf. F. satisfactoire.]

1. Giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation.

2. Making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning; as, to make satisfactory compensation, or a satisfactory apology.

A most wise and sufficient means of redemption and salvation, by the satisfactory and meritorious death and obedience of the incarnate Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Bp. Sanderson.

Sat`is*fac"to*ri*ly adv.Sat`is*fac"to*ri*ness, n.

(Sat"is*fi`a*ble), a. That may be satisfied.

(Sat"is*fi`er) n. One who satisfies.

(Sat"is*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Satisfied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Satisfying ] [OF. satisfier; L. satis enough + -ficare (in comp.) to make; cf. F. satisfaire, L. satisfacere. See Sad, a., and Fact.]

1. In general, to fill up the measure of a want of (a person or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the desire of; to make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give contentment with what is wished for.

Death shall . . . with us two
Be forced to satisfy his ravenous maw.

2. To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.

3. To answer or discharge, as a claim, debt, legal demand, or the like; to give compensation for; to pay off; to requite; as, to satisfy a claim or an execution.

4. To free from doubt, suspense, or uncertainty; to give assurance to; to set at rest the mind of; to convince; as, to satisfy one's self by inquiry.

The standing evidences of the truth of the gospel are in themselves most firm, solid, and satisfying.

Syn. — To satiate; sate; content; grafity; compensate. See Satiate.

(Sat"is*fy) v. i.

1. To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired.

2. To make payment or atonement; to atone. Milton.

(Sat"is*fy`ing*ly) adv. So as to satisfy; satisfactorily.

(Sa"tive) a. [L. sativus, fr. serere, satum, to sow.] Sown; propagated by seed. [Obs.] Evelyn.

(Sa"tle) v. t. & i. To settle. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sa"trap) n. [L. satrapes, Gr. fr. OPers. khshatrapavan ruler: cf. F. satrape.] The governor of a province in ancient Persia; hence, a petty autocrat despot.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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