Two Dictionaries. Two Definitions.
Which Dictionary is on Your Shelf?
| 1828 Noah Webster's American Dictionary
of the English Language
|1981 Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary |
|The act of uniting a man and woman for life… Marriage was instituted by God himself…
"Marriage is honorable in all…" Heb. 13
|…man and woman are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family… an intimate or close union|
|Education comprehends… instruction and discipline intended to enlighten the under-standing, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give them a religious education is indispensable.
||The action or process of [developing mentally or morally] |
|That benevolence, mildness or tenderness which disposes a person… to treat an offender better than he deserves.
"The Lord is long-suffering and of great mercy." Num.14
|Compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power… an act of divine favor or compassion… a fortunate circumstance|
|Conformity to fact or reality… We rely on the truth of scriptural prophecies.
"Sanctify them through thy truth…" John 17
|Sincerity in action, character, and utterance… the body of real thing… a judgment… that is true or accepted as true.|