Seminaries
Seminary Sem"i*na*ry, n.; pl. {Seminaries}. [L. seminarium, fr. seminarius belonging to seed, fr. semon, seminis, seed. See {Seminal}.] 1. A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery; a seed plat. [Obs.] --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

But if you draw them [seedling] only for the thinning of your seminary, prick them into some empty beds. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, the place or original stock whence anything is brought or produced. [Obs.] --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

3. A place of education, as a scool of a high grade, an academy, college, or university. [1913 Webster]

4. Seminal state. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

5. Fig.: A seed bed; a source. [Obs.] --Harvey. [1913 Webster]

6. A Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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