complection

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complection (plural complections)

  1. obsolete spelling of complexion
    • c. 1534, Desiderius Eramus, An epystell of ye famous doctor Erasmus of Roterdam, Thomas Godfray (London), p. 46,
      What nedeth it here to reherse divers diseases and sicknesses / ye weaknesse of olde men and yonge chyldren / povertie / & the certayn peculyar nature & complection of bodies.
    • 1700, John Dryden, "The Knight's Tale" in Fables ancient and modern translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer, with orginal poems, Tonson (London) p. 598,
      All be ye not of one complection
      That causeth all day such devision.