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Latin conditus, past participle of condire (to preserve, pickle, season). See recondite.


condite (third-person singular simple present condites, present participle conditing, simple past and past participle condited)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To pickle; to preserve.
    to condite pears, quinces, etc.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)


condite (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Preserved; pickled.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is. With All the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Seuerall Cvres of It. In Three Maine Partitions, with Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Svbsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, by Democritvs Iunior, with a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , I.2.2.i:
      Such are puddings stuffed with blood, or otherwise composed; baked meats, soused indurate meats, fried and broiled, buttered meats, condite, powdered and over-dried;

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for condite in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)





  1. second-person plural present indicative of condire
  2. second-person plural imperative of condire
  3. plural of condito





  1. second-person plural present active imperative of condiō


  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “condite”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre