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- See abject.
- A low or downcast condition; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
- an abjection from the beatific regions where God, and his angels and saints, dwell forever
- (obsolete, chiefly figuratively) Something cast off; garbage. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 16th century.]
- (obsolete) The act of bringing down or humbling; casting down. [Attested from the early 16th century until the mid 17th century.]
- The abjection of the king and his realm.
- (obsolete) The act of casting off; rejection. [Attested from the early 17th century until the mid 17th century.]
- (biology, mycology) The act of dispersing or casting off spores.
the act of bringing down or humbling
the state of being rejected or cast out
a low or downcast condition
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , →ISBN), page 4
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abjection”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 5.
abjection f (plural abjections)