Addi'ction. n.s. [addictio, Lat.]
- The act of devoting, or giving up.
- The state of being devoted.
It is a wonder how his grace should g'ean it;
Since his addiction was to courses vain;
His companies unletter'd, rude, and shallow;
His hours fill’d up with riots, banquets, sports. Shak. Hen. V.