(The*nard"ite) n. [Named after the French chemist, L. J. Thénard.] (Min.) Anhydrous sodium sulphate, a mineral of a white or brown color and vitreous luster.

(Thence) adv. [OE. thenne, thanne, and (with the adverbal -s; see -wards) thennes, thannes (hence thens, now written thence), AS. ðanon, ðanan, ðonan; akin to OHG. dannana, dannan, danan, and G. von dannen, E. that, there. See That.]

1. From that place. "Bid him thence go." Chaucer.

When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them.
Mark vi. 11.

It is not unusual, though pleonastic, to use from before thence. Cf. Hence, Whence.

Then I will send, and fetch thee from thence.
Gen. xxvii. 45.

2. From that time; thenceforth; thereafter.

There shall be no more thence an infant of days.
Isa. lxv. 20.

3. For that reason; therefore.

Not to sit idle with so great a gift
Useless, and thence ridiculous, about him.

4. Not there; elsewhere; absent. [Poetic] Shak.

(Thence`forth") adv. From that time; thereafter.

If the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing.
Matt. v. 13.

This word is sometimes preceded by from, — a redundancy sanctioned by custom. Chaucer. John. xix. 12.

(Thence`for"ward) adv. From that time onward; thenceforth.

(Thence`from") adv. From that place. [Obs.]

(The`o*bro"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a god + food, fr. to eat: cf. F. théobrome.] (Bot.) A genus of small trees. See Cacao.

(The`o*bro"mic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid extracted from cacao butter (from the Theobroma Cacao), peanut oil (from Arachis hypogæa), etc., as a white waxy crystalline substance.

(The`o*bro"mine) n. (Chem.) An alkaloidal ureide, C7H8N4O2, homologous with and resembling caffeine, produced artificially, and also extracted from cacao and chocolate (from Theobroma Cacao) as a bitter white crystalline substance; — called also dimethyl xanthine.

(The`o*chris"tic) a. [Gr. God + anointed, fr. to anoint.] Anointed by God.

(The*oc"ra*cy) n. [Gr. God + to be strong, to rule, fr. strength: cf. F. théocratie. See Theism, and cf. Democracy.]

1. Government of a state by the immediate direction or administration of God; hence, the exercise of political authority by priests as representing the Deity.

2. The state thus governed, as the Hebrew commonwealth before it became a kingdom.

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