Words Relating to the Voluntary Powers
Division II.Intersocial Volition1
Section III.Conditional Intersocial Volition
Engagement, insurance, contract 769, obligation; affiance, betrothal, betrothment.
(Verbs). To promise, give a promise, assure; to give, pass, pledge or plight one's word, honour, credit, faith, etc.; to warrant, guarantee 467; to swear, vow, be sworn; take oath, make oath, kiss the book; to attest, adjure.
(Phrases). To call heaven to witness; swear by bell, book, and candle.
To engage; to enter on, make or form an engagement, take upon oneself; to bind, tie, or pledge oneself; to be in for it; to contract an obligation; to be bound; to undertake; to hold out an expectation.
To answer for, be answerable for, secure, give security 771.
(Adjectives). Promising, etc., promised, pledged, sworn, etc.; votive.
(Phrases). Under one's hand and seal; as one's head shall answer for.
(Interjection). So help me, God!
Negotiation, transaction, bargaining, haggling, chaffering, bargain by inch of candle; diplomacy.
Ratification, settlement, signature, endorsement, seal, signet, bond.
A negotiator, diplomatist, diplomat, agent, contractor, underwriter, attorney, broker, etc. 759.
(Verbs). To contract, covenant, bargain, agree for, strike a bargain, engage, etc., see Promise 768; to underwrite.
To treat, negotiate, bargain, stipulate, haggle (or higgle), chaffer, stickle for, insist upon, make a point of, compound for.
To conclude, close, confirm, ratify, endorse, clench, come to an understanding, take one at one's word, come to terms; to bargain by inch of candle.
To subscribe, sign, seal, indent, put the seal to, sign and seal.
(Verbs). To make it a condition, make terms, etc., to stipulate, insist upon, etc.
(Adjectives). Conditional, provisional, guarded, fenced, hedged in, etc.
(Adverbs). Conditionally, with the understanding; provided, unless, see 469.
(Phrases). Wind and weather permitting; God willing; D.V.; Deo volente.
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