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From analogy +‎ -al.



analogal (comparative more analogal, superlative most analogal)

  1. (obsolete) Analogous.
    • 1619 April 7 (Gregorian calendar), John Donne, “Sermon XXV. Preached to the Lords, upon Easter Day, at the Communion. [The King Being then Dangerously Sick at Newmarket.]”, in Henry Alford, editor, The Works of John Donne, D.D., [], volume I, London: John W[illiam] Parker, [], published 1839, →OCLC, page 506:
      [F]or things that are not so [i.e., not fundamental], we are to weigh them in two balances, in the balance of analogy, and in the balance of scandal: we must hold them so, as may be analogal, proportionable, agreeable to the articles of our faith, and we must hold them so, as our brother be not justly offended, nor scandalized by them; we must weigh them with faith, for our own strength, and we must weigh them with charity, for others' weakness.

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