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Habilitation

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Habilitátion. n.s. [from habilitate.] Qualification.

The things formerly spoken of, are but habilitations towards arms; and what is habilitation without intention and act? Bacon, Essay 30.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Habilitation." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 11, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4027.


  1. Paul Baker points out that this entry indicates that Johnson used the 1740 edition of Bacon’s works. The 1740 edition seems to be the only one that includes Essay #14 (“Of a King”), which causes all subsequent essays to be numbered 1 higher.

    The quote above is from “Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates,” which was normally #29, but in the 1740 edition, due to the extra essay, was #30.

  2. Brandi on June 22nd, 2013 at 9:03 am

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