Affe'ct. n.s. [from the verb affect.]
- Affection; passion; sensation.
It seemeth that as the feet have a sympathy with the head; so the wrists have a sympathy with the heart; we see the affects and passions of the heart and spirits are notably disclosed by the pulse. Bacon's Natural History, ∤ 97.
- Quality; circumstance.
I find it difficult to make out one single ulcer, as authors describe it, without other symptoms or affects joined to it. Wisem.
This is only the antiquated word for affection.