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- (obsolete) To lose.
1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Concerning the Loadstone:
- And though a loadstone fired doth presently amit its proper virtue, and according to the position in cooling contracts a new verticity from the earth, yet if the same be laid awhile in aqua fortis, or other corrosive water, and taken out before a considerable corrosion, it still reserves its attraction, and will convert the needle according to former polarity.
1848, Alexander Duff, Commentaries on the recent statutes relative to conveyancing:
- […] and in the event of the said O. H. failing so to complete his title and grant entry to the petitioner, or to shew reasonable cause why he delays or refuses so to do, to find and declare that the said G. H. has forfeited and amitted all right to the said superiority […]