A Dictionary of the English Language
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Aberrance

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Aberr'ance. n.s. [from aberro, Lat. to wander from the right way.] A deviation from the right way; an errour; a mistake; a false opinion.

Could a man be composed to such an advantage of constitution, that it should not at all adulterate the images of his mind; yet this second nature would alter the crafts of his understanding, and render it as obnoxious to aberrances, as now. Glanville's Scepsis Scientifica, c. 16

Sources: Glanvill, Joseph (53)

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

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Aberrance." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 23, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=302.


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