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  1. [obsolete] Against, in front of.
  2. [archaic or dialectal, chiefly Scotland] Concerning, with regard to.

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Google previewThe Register of the Privy Council of Scotland (1881)

by Scotland. Privy Council

Act anent means to be used for reducing and refining the base and alloyed money: Contract for the purpose authorised between Thomas Foulis of Edinburgh, and Sir William Bowes of London. Sederunt — Rex ; Cancellarius ; Hammiltoun ...

Google previewThe difficulties of English grammar and analysis simplified; with a brief history of the language (1878)

by W J. Dickinson

Anent is a Preposition meaning opposite, concerning.

Google previewColorado School Journal (1916)

Anent is a good old Anglo-Saxon preposition which ought to be revived. It would save newspapers an unmeasured amount of space, money, ...

Google previewCorpus Juris (1917)

Being a Complete and Systematic Statement of the Whole Body of the Law as Embodied in and Developed by All Reported Decisions by William Mack, William Benjamin Hale

— Whether they be precedent or subse- anent is a question purely of intent; and the intention must be determined by considering' not only the words of the particular ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler

anent, apart from its use in Scotchlaw-courts, where it is in place, is chiefly met with in letters to the press ; that is, it is a favourite with unpractised writers who, ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Anent,anent′,prep.and adv. in a line with: against: towards: inregard to, concerning,about. [Mainly prov. Eng. and Scot.,M.E. anent— A.S.onefen, 'on even with' (dat.).] Aneroid, an′eroid, adj. denotinga barometer by ...

Google previewScottish Dictionary and Supplement (1841)

In Four Volumes. A-Kut by John Jamieson

ANENS, Anenst, Anent, prep. Over against; opposite to, S. See. Sup. Thare was unoccupyid, Lyand be-yhond an artne of se Anens thame, a gret cuntre Wyntoum , iv. 19. 12. Tharfor thair ost but mar abaid Buskyt, and ewyn anent thaim raid.

Google previewDictionary of the Law of Scotland (1826)

by Robert Bell

anent the Lordes of Checker maid this ordinance , — At Edinburgh the 10. day of Janua. 1597. In the presence of the Lordes of ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

anent. This ancient preposition (in origin a phrase, Old English on efn, on emn 'in line or ...

Google previewDictionary of the Decisions of the Court of Session (1815)

Branch I of Appendix II : Being Decisions Between the Years 1733 and 1754 by Scotland. Court of Session, Patrick Grant Elchies

would have been useless: That this would not fall under the statutes anent conjunct feuars and wardatars, no more than manses, nor could it fall under the laws anent manses, because it was not declared sufficient at Kidd's entry.

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From Mother Earth, Vol 2, Issue 1, March 1907

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Anent Meaning

Video shows what anent means. Concerning, with regard to, about, in respect to, as to, insofar as, inasmuch as. In the opinion or judgment of. Against, in front of, ...

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Scrabble value of A1N1E1N1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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