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Abho'rrence. n.s. [from abhor.]

  1. The act of abhorring, detestation.

    It draws upon him the just and universal hatred and abhorrence of all men here; and, finally, subjects him to the wrath of God, and eternal damnation hereafter. South's Serm.

  2. The disposition to abhor, hatred.

    He knew well that even a just and necessary offence does, by giving men acquaintance with war, take off somewhat from the abhorrence of it, and insensibly dispose them to farther hostilities. Decay of Pietry.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · South, Robert (158)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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