Middle Temple

Middle Temple
Temple Tem"ple, n. [AS. tempel, from L. templum a space marked out, sanctuary, temple; cf. Gr. ? a piece of land marked off, land dedicated to a god: cf. F. t['e]mple, from the Latin. Cf. {Contemplate}.] 1. A place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India. ``The temple of mighty Mars.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Jewish Antiq.) The edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah. [1913 Webster]

Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. --John x. 23. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church. [1913 Webster]

Can he whose life is a perpetual insult to the authority of God enter with any pleasure a temple consecrated to devotion and sanctified by prayer? --Buckminster. [1913 Webster]

4. Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides. ``The temple of his body.'' --John ii. 21. [1913 Webster]

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? --1 Cor. iii. 16. [1913 Webster]

The groves were God's first temples. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mormon Ch.) A building dedicated to the administration of ordinances. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. A local organization of Odd Fellows. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Inner Temple}, and {Middle Temple}, two buildings, or ranges of buildings, occupied by two inns of court in London, on the site of a monastic establishment of the Knights Templars, called the Temple. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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