from The Century Dictionary.

  • Retrograde: receding; specifically in medicine, relapsing; retrocedent: as, “recedent gout.”


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  • Obviously, his oath requires him to reject recedent, and not just if the conflict is obvious, but even if it is reasonably suspected.

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  • If, for example, in the same sector of education we ask ourselves what it is that the revolution does, what is it that the revolution is doing, we can already demonstrate a great work, and extraordinary revolutionary work which does not have a precedent in our country, which does not have a recedent in any country of America.


  • A graduate of sixteen is almost unheard of, and as a matter of long range policy we do not care to set such a [P] recedent, however worthy your case may be.

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  • A settlement in the case in not without recedent, the article says.


  • A very honed fellow, and keeps a much better recedent of that nature iince the a6t was made.

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  • "toxins" I can sense my zone slipping or becoming somewhat recedent. Main RSS Feed

  • Gossamer sails -- "a faint, recedent measure, and intermingling with it the sound of a boy's voice singing gaily on the misty hills:

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  • Probatur AfTerdo, quia diuergeiites a*b Axe, & abinuicera mtiuDenfius, inegremiobliquius incidunt fuperficiei couexej Rariotis immediarefubfequentis ad Cauurn Denfioris, quam fuperriciei pianse quae confequatur ad Denfius Cauo-planum; obliquatur enim ipfumconuexumrefpedu plani, cuiputetur contingens inpun&o incidentiae eiufdem radij: per maiorem igitur refra&ionem in egrefiu e facie Caua Denfioris intra conuexum Rarius, plus recedent a ccepto prpgreffu inrra Beiifms; &: pariter ab Axe, &: a fe inuicem plus diuergent;. quam ii egrederentur e Cauo-plano Denfious ad planum Rarius.

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  • This argument may perhaps be yet more effb£lually invalidated, or perhaps entirely fubverted by denying the expedience of that pro - hibition which is produced as a;) recedent for another reftraint.

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