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PURE, adjective [Latin purus.]
1. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; clear; free from mixture; as pure water; pure clay; pure sand; pure air; pure silver of gold. pure wine is very scare.
2. Free from moral defilement; without spot; not sullied or tarnished; incorrupt; undebased by moral turpitude; holy.
3. Genuine; real; true; incorrupt; unadulterated; as pure religion. James 1:27.
4. Unmixed; separate from any other subject or from every thing foreign; as pure mathematics.
5. Free from guilt; guiltless; innocent.
No hand of strife is pure but that which wins.
6. Not vitiated with improper or corrupt words or phrases; as a pure style of discourse or composition.
7. Disinterested; as pure benevolence.
8. Chaste; as a pure virgin.
9. Free from vice or moral turpitude. Titus 1:15.
10. Ceremonially clean; unpolluted. Ezra 6:20.
11. Free from any thing improper; as, his motives are pure
12. Mere; absolute; that and that only; unconnected with any thing else; as a pure villain. He did that from pure compassion, or pure good nature.
PURE, verb transitive To purify; to cleanse. [Not in use.]
PU'RELY, adverb In a pure manner; with an entire separation of heterogeneous or foul matter. Isaiah 1:25.
1. Without any mixture of improper or vicious words or phrases.
2. Innocently; without guilt.
3. Merely; absolutely; without connection with any thing else; completely; totally. The meeting was purely accidental.
PU'RENESS, noun Clearness; an unmixed state; separation or freedom from any heterogeneous or foreign matter; as the pureness of water or other liquor; the pureness of a metal; the pureness of marl or clay; the pureness of air.
1. Freedom from moral turpitude or guilt.
May we evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living.
2. Simplicity; freedom from mixture or composition.
An essence eternal and spiritual, of absolute pureness and simplicity.
3. Freedom from vicious or improper words, phrases or modes of speech; as pureness of style.
Pure villenage, in the feudal law, is a tenure of lands by uncertain services at the will of the lord; opposed to privileged villenage.