to take or let in; admit.
to use or apply.
It is claimed, however, that prisoners on conviction were required to adhibit their mark as a seal of confession.
Dactylography Henry Faulds
To these, therefore, your Majesty will please to adhibit credence; at whose feet I anxiously and humbly recommend me and mine.
Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3) James Dennistoun
verb (transitive) (rare)
to administer or apply
to affix; attach
busy activity; bustle; fuss. Historical Examples As the resolution is not easily divisible, we insert the whole of it, making no ado on the score of modesty. The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society You owe it me, for am I not in part to blame for all this ado? Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini […]
noun management that responds to urgent problems rather than planning to avoid them Contemporary Examples The best way to do this, he argues, is through an “adhocracy,” a term he borrows from the writer and futurist Alvin Toffler. ‘Resilience’ Author Andrew Zolli on the Secrets of Failure Jesse Singal July 7, 2012 noun an organization […]
- Adi granth
noun another name for Guru Granth Historical Examples The adi granth contains passages of great picturesqueness and beauty. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3 Various
a line on a thermodynamic chart relating the pressure and temperature of a substance undergoing an adiabatic change.