Court of regard

Court of regard
Regard Re*gard", n. [F. regard See {Regard}, v. t.] 1. A look; aspect directed to another; view; gaze. [1913 Webster]

But her, with stern regard, he thus repelled. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Attention of the mind with a feeling of interest; observation; heed; notice. [1913 Webster]

Full many a lady I have eyed with best regard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. That view of the mind which springs from perception of value, estimable qualities, or anything that excites admiration; respect; esteem; reverence; affection; as, to have a high regard for a person; -- often in the plural. [1913 Webster]

He has rendered himself worthy of their most favorable regards. --A. Smith. [1913 Webster]

Save the long-sought regards of woman, nothing is sweeter than those marks of childish preference. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

4. State of being regarded, whether favorably or otherwise; estimation; repute; note; account. [1913 Webster]

A man of meanest regard amongst them, neither having wealth or power. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

5. Consideration; thought; reflection; heed. [1913 Webster]

Sad pause and deep regard become the sage. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Matter for consideration; account; condition. [Obs.] ``Reason full of good regard.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. Respect; relation; reference. [1913 Webster]

Persuade them to pursue and persevere in virtue, with regard to themselves; in justice and goodness with regard to their neighbors; and piefy toward God. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

Note: The phrase in regard of was formerly used as equivalent in meaning to on account of, but in modern usage is often improperly substituted for in respect to, or in regard to. --G. P. Marsh. [1913 Webster]

Change was thought necessary in regard of the injury the church did receive by a number of things then in use. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

In regard of its security, it had a great advantage over the bandboxes. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

8. Object of sight; scene; view; aspect. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Throw out our eyes for brave Othello, Even till we make the main and the a["e]rial blue An indistinct regard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

9. (O.Eng.Law) Supervision; inspection. [1913 Webster]

{At regard of}, in consideration of; in comparison with. [Obs.] ``Bodily penance is but short and little at regard of the pains of hell.'' --Chaucer.

{Court of regard}, a forest court formerly held in England every third year for the lawing, or expeditation, of dogs, to prevent them from running after deer; -- called also {survey of dogs}. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Respect; consideration; notice; observance; heed; care; concern; estimation; esteem; attachment; reverence. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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