To exhibit a foundation or prize
Exhibit Ex*hib"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exhibited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exhibiting}.] [L. exhibitus, p. p. of exhibere to hold forth, to tender, exhibit; ex out + habere to have or hold. See {Habit}.] 1. To hold forth or present to view; to produce publicly, for inspection; to show, especially in order to attract notice to what is interesting; to display; as, to exhibit commodities in a warehouse, a picture in a gallery. [1913 Webster]

Exhibiting a miserable example of the weakness of mind and body. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To submit, as a document, to a court or officer, in course of proceedings; also, to present or offer officially or in legal form; to bring, as a charge. [1913 Webster]

He suffered his attorney-general to exhibit a charge of high treason against the earl. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) To administer as a remedy; as, to exhibit calomel. [1913 Webster]

{To exhibit a foundation or prize}, to hold it forth or to tender it as a bounty to candidates.

{To exibit an essay}, to declaim or otherwise present it in public. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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