obtemperate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin obtemperare, obtemperatum (to obey).

Verb[edit]

obtemperate (third-person singular simple present obtemperates, present participle obtemperating, simple past and past participle obtemperated)

  1. (obsolete) To obey or to conform to the prescribed rule or law.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 obtemperate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

obtemperāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of obtemperātus