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Accommodation

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Accommoda'tion. n.s. [from accommodate.]

  1. Provision of conveniences.

  2. In the plural, conveniences, things requisite to ease or refreshment.

    The king's commissioners were to have such accommodations, as the other thought fit to leave to them; who had been very civil to the king's commissioners. Clarendon, b. viii.

  3. Adaptation, fitness; with the participle to.

    The organization of the body, with accommodation to its functions, is fitted with the most curious mechanism. Hale's Origin.

  4. Composition of a difference, reconciliation, adjustment.

Sources: Clarendon, Edward (73) · Hale, Matthew (49)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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