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From intelligence +‎ -ial. Compare Latin intelligentia.


intelligential (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to intelligence.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost[1]:
      [] in at his mouth
      The Devil entered; and his brutal sense,
      In heart or head, possessing, soon inspired
      With act intelligential; but his sleep
      Disturbed not, waiting close the approach of morn.
    • 1814, The Rev. H. F. Cary, M.A., The Vision of Paradise, Part 3.[2]:
      Nor demonstration physical alone,
      Or more intelligential and abstruse,
      Persuades me to this faith; but from that truth
      It cometh to me rather, which is shed
      Through Moses, the rapt Prophets, and the Psalms.
    • 1918, Henry A. Beers, A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century[3]:
      In the line of light bringers who pass from hand to hand the torch of intelligential fire, there are men of most unequal stature, and a giant may stoop to take the precious flambeau from a dwarf.

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