Pactional

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pactional Of the nature of, or by means of, a paction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pactional Of the nature of a pact.
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Usage

In literature:

Mittuntur ad imperatorem legati, qui Jugurtham imperata facturum dicerent ac sine ulla pactione sese regnumque suum in illius fidem tradere.
"De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino" by Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
We've made a paction, onyway, for a week, till we see,' said Mrs. Hepburn, with a slow smile.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
She first heard the 'Voices' at the age of thirteen, the usual time for the Devil and the witch to make 'paction'.
"The Witch-cult in Western Europe" by Margaret Alice Murray
At last, Grant told him, That, by a former paction, the devil was to have, him soul and body that night.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
The Queen and her regicide, for he could not be called her husband, were panic-struck when they heard of this avenging paction.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
Nathan on one occasion winked to me, and in doing so he established a paction between us.
"Betty Grier" by Joseph Waugh
Had it been a paction with the Evil One that the talk had been about, what then, your reverence?
"The Childhood of King Erik Menved" by Bernhard Severin Ingemann
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In poetry:

No merit but of paction could
Of men or angels e'er be told;
The God-man only was so high
To merit by condignity.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
They made a paction tween them twa,
They made it firm and sure,
That the first word whaeer shoud speak,
Shoud rise and bar the door.
"Get Up and Bar the Door" by Anonymous British

In science:

Requiring that the p–action be of order two (i.e. that by applying p twice we get back the same operator h) implies p2 = 1.
Random matrices beyond the Cartan classification
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