Spiriting away(Law), causing to leave; the offense of inducing a witness to leave a jurisdiction so as to evade process requiring attendance at trial.

(Spir"it*al*ly) adv.[L. spiritalis belonging to breathing.] By means of the breath. [Obs.] Holder.

(Spir"it*ed), a.

1. Animated or possessed by a spirit. [Obs.] "So talked the spirited, sly snake." Milton.

2. Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or fire; as, a spirited oration; a spirited answer.

Spirited is much used in composition; as in high- spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited, etc.

Syn. — Lively; vivacious; animated; ardent; active; bold; courageous.

Spir"it*ed*ly, adv.Spir"it*ed*ness, n.

(Spir"it*ful) a. Full of spirit; spirited. [R.]

The spiritful and orderly life of our own grown men.

Spir"it*ful*ly, adv.Spir"it*ful*ness, n.

(Spir"it*ism) n. Spiritualsm.

(Spir"it*ist), n. A spiritualist.

(Spir"it*less), a.

1. Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting cheerfulness; dejected; depressed.

2. Destitute of vigor; wanting life, courage, or fire.

A men so faint, so spiritless,
So dull, so dead in lock, so woebegone.

3. Having no breath; extinct; dead. "The spiritless body." Greenhill.

Spir"it*less*ly, adv.Spir"it*less*ness, n.

(||Spi`ri*to"so) a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.) Spirited; spiritedly; — a direction to perform a passage in an animated, lively manner.

(Spir"it*ous) a. [Cf. Spirituous.]

1. Like spirit; refined; defecated; pure. [R.]

More refined, more spirituous and pure.

2. Ardent; active. [R.]

(Spir"it*ous*ness), n. Quality of being spiritous. [R.]

2. To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; — often with away, or off.

The ministry had him spirited away, and carried abroad as a dangerous person.
Arbuthnot & Pope.

I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of antiquity.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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