Obliquities
Obliquity Ob*liq"ui*ty, n.; pl. {Obliquities}. [L. obliquitas: cf. F. obliquit['e].] 1. The condition of being oblique; deviation from a right line; deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; the amount of such deviation; divergence; as, the obliquity of the ecliptic to the equator. [1913 Webster]

2. Deviation from ordinary rules; irregularity; deviation from moral rectitude. [1913 Webster]

To disobey [God] . . . imports a moral obliquity. --South. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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