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a.1.Fixed; settled.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In his Pseudodoxia epidemica (1646), an investigation of 'commonly presumed truths', after remarking in his mellow fashion that calendrical differences are not 'derogatory unto the Advent or Passion of Christ', Sir Thomas Browne notes the 'absurdity in making common unto many Nations those considerations, whose verity is but particular unto some', for 'diversity of clime' has 'not onely overthrown the deductions of one Nation to another, but hath perturbed the observations of festivities and statary solemnities'.