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Adjunct (noun)

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A'djunct. n.s. [adjunctum, Lat.]

  1. Something adherent or united to another, though not essentially part of it.

    Learning is but an adjunct to ourself,
    And where we are, our learning likewise is.
    Shakesp. Love's Labour Lost.

    But I make haste to consider you as abstracted from a court, which (if you will give me leave to use a term of logick) is only an adjunct, not a propriety, of happiness. Dryd. Aureng. Ded.

    The talent of discretion, as I have described it in its several adjuncts and circumstances, is no where so serviceable as to the clergy. Swift's Miscellanies.

  2. A person joined to another. This sense rarely occurs.

    He made him the associate of his heir apparent, together with the lord Cottington (as an adjunct of singular experience and trust) in foreign travels, and in a business of love. Wotton.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Love's Labours Lost (33) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Wotton, Henry (48)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Adjunct (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 22, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13689.


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