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Definition of CONDITIONS

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Condition \Con*di"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. conditio (better condicio) agreement, compact, condition; con- + a root signifying to show, point out, akin to dicere to say, dicare to proclaim, dedicate. See {Teach}, {Token}.]
     1. Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate. [1913 Webster]

              I am in my condition
              A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              And O, what man's condition can be worse Than his whom plenty starves and blessings curse?
                                                    --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

              The new conditions of life.           --Darwin. [1913 Webster]

     2. Essential quality; property; attribute.
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              It seemed to us a condition and property of divine powers and beings to be hidden and unseen to others.
                                                    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     3. Temperament; disposition; character. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              The condition of a saint and the complexion of a devil.                                --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms specified. [1913 Webster]

              I had as lief take her dowry with this condition, to be whipped at the high cross every morning. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Many are apt to believe remission of sins, but they believe it without the condition of repentance.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Law) A clause in a contract, or agreement, which has for its object to suspend, to defeat, or in some way to modify, the principal obligation; or, in case of a will, to suspend, revoke, or modify a devise or bequest. It is also the case of a future uncertain event, which may or may not happen, and on the occurrence or non-occurrence of which, the accomplishment, recission, or modification of an obligation or testamentary disposition is made to depend. --Blount. Tomlins. Bouvier. Wharton. [1913 Webster]

     {Equation of condition}. (Math.) See under {Equation}.

     {On condition} or {Upon condition} (that), used for {if} in introducing conditional sentences. "Upon condition thou wilt swear to pay him tribute . . . thou shalt be placed as viceroy under him." --Shak.

     {Conditions of sale}, the terms on which it is proposed to sell property by auction; also, the instrument containing or expressing these terms.

     Syn: State; situation; circumstances; station; case; mode; plight; predicament; stipulation; qualification; requisite; article; provision; arrangement. See {State}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Condition \Con*di"tion\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conditioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conditioning}.]
     1. To make terms; to stipulate.
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              Pay me back my credit,
              And I'll condition with ye.           --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Metaph.) To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible. [1913 Webster]

              To think of a thing is to condition.  --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Condition \Con*di"tion\, v. t. [Cf. LL. conditionare. See {Condition}, n.]
     1. To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of. [1913 Webster]

              Seas, that daily gain upon the shore, Have ebb and flow conditioning their march.
                                                    --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     2. To contract; to stipulate; to agree.
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              It was conditioned between Saturn and Titan, that Saturn should put to death all his male children.
                                                    --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

     3. (U. S. Colleges) To put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study. [1913 Webster]

     4. To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains). --McElrath. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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