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  1. of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals; "the animal kingdom"; "animal instincts"; "animal fats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. of the appetites and passions of the body; "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. An organized living being endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion, and also characterized by taking its food into an internal cavity or stomach for digestion; by giving carbonic acid to the air and taking oxygen in the process of respiration; and by increasing in motive power or active aggressive force with progress to maturity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One of the lower animals; a brute or beast, as distinguished from man; as, men and animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A living creature possessing feeling and voluntary motion; a beast; a brute. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Of or belonging to feeling and moving creatures; as, The animal kingdom; an animal instinct. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 1. A living and, in the higher orders, sentient being as distinguished from a vegetable or mineral. 2. One of the lower animals as distinguished from man. 3. Relating to the physical as distinguished from the intellectual or psychic part of man. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Living organic structure with power of locomotion. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. An organized being, having life, sensation, and voluntary motion: it is distinguished from a plant, which is organized and has life, but not sensation or voluntary motion; the name sometimes implies the absence of the higher faculties peculiar to man. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Of or belonging to animals: sensual. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. An organised body, having life, sensation, and voluntary motion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Animal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Pertaining to an animal or animals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A sentient living organism other than a plant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A sentient creature other than a human being; a brute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. An organized being endowed with life, sensation, and power of voluntary motion; a living being inferior to man. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A body possessed of life, sensation, and power of motion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Pertaining to a living creature; gross; opposite of spiritual. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. an organized living creature endowed with sensation. The Levitical law divided animals into clean and unclean, although the distinction seems to have existed before the Flood ( Genesis 7:2 ). The clean could be offered in sacrifice and eaten. All animals that had not cloven hoofs and did not chew the cud were unclean. The list of clean and unclean quadrupeds is set forth in the Levitical law ( Deuteronomy 14:3-20 ; Leviticus 11 ). biblestudytools.com
  24. Any animate being which is endowed with the power of voluntary motion. In the language of the law the term includes all living creatures not human. Domitw are those which have been tamed by man; domestic. Ferce natures are those which still retain their wild nature. Mansuetae naturca are those gentle or tame by nature, such as sheep and cows. thelawdictionary.org
  25. Property. A name given to every animated being endowed with the power of voluntary motion. In law, it signifies all animals except those of the him, in species. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  26. Animals are distinguished into such as are domitae, and such as are ferae naturae. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  27. It is laid down, that in tame or domestic animals, such as horse, kine, sheep, poultry, and the like, a man may have an absolute property, because they coutiaue perpetually in his possession and occupation, and will not stray from his house and person unless by accident or fraudulent enticement, in either of which cases the owner does not lose his property. 2 Bl. Com. 390; 2 Mod. 319. 1. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  28. But in animals ferae naturae, a man can have no absolute property; they belong to him only while they continue in his keeping or actual possession; for if at any they regain their natural liberty, his property instantly ceases, unless they have animum revertendi, which is only to be known by their usual habit of returning. 2 Bl. Com. 396; 3 Binn. 546; Bro. Ab. Propertie, 37; Com. Dig. Biens, F; 7 Co. 17 b; 1 Ch. Pr. 87; Inst. 2, 1, 15. See also 3 Caines' Rep. 175; Coop. Justin. 457, 458; 7 Johns. Rep. 16; Bro. Ab. Detinue, 44. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  29. The owner of a mischievous animal, known to him to be so, is responsible, when he permits him to go at large, for the damages he may do. 2 Esp. Cas. 482; 4 Campb. 198; 1 Starkie's Cas. 285; 1 Holt, 617; 2 Str.1264; Lord Raym. 110; B. N. P. 77; 1 B. & A. 620; 2 C. M.& R. 496; 5 C.& P. 1; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 187. This principle agrees with the civil law. Domat, Lois Civ. liv. 2, t. 8, s. 2. And any person may justify the killing of such ferocious animals. 9 Johns. 233; 10. Johns. 365; 13 Johns. 312. The owner, of such an animal may be indicted for a common nuisance. 1 Russ. Ch. Cr. Law, 643; Burn's Just., Nuisance, 1. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  30. In Louisiana, the owner of an animal is answerable for the damage he may cause; but if the animal be lost, or has strayed more than a day, he may discharge himself from this responsibility, by abandoning him to the person who has sustained the injury; except where the master turns loose a dangerous or noxious animal; for then he must pay all the harm done, without being allowed to make the abndonment. Civ. Code, art. 2301. See Bouv. Inst. Index, h. t. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  31. an'im-al, n. an organised being, having life, sensation, and voluntary motion--it is distinguished from a plant, which is organised and has life, but not sensation or voluntary motion: the name sometimes implies the absence of the higher faculties peculiar to man.--adj. of or belonging to animals: sensual.--n. ANIMALIS[=A]'TION, the act of converting into animal substance, or of endowing with animal attributes: brutalisation.--v.t. AN'IMALISE, to endow with animal life: to convert into animal matter:--pr.p. an'imal[=i]sing; pa.p. an'imal[=i]sed.--n. AN'IMALISM, the state of being actuated by animal appetites only: the exercise or enjoyment of animal life, as distinct from intellectual: brutishness: sensuality: (rare) a mere animal being.--adv. AN'IMALLY, physically merely.--ANIMAL SPIRITS, nervous force: exuberance of health and life: cheerful buoyancy of temper: (Milton) the spirit or principle of volition and sensation. [L.--anima, air, life, Gr. anemos, wind--a[=o], a[=e]mi, Sans. an, to breathe, to blow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. A name given to every animated being. Most animals have the power of locomotion; some can merely execute partial movements, such as contraction and dilatation. In other respects it is often a matter of difficulty to determine what is an animal characteristic. The study of animals is called Zool'ogy. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  33. That which concerns, or belongs to, an animal. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  34. [Latin] An independent living organism which requires for its continued existence gaseous oxygen and food consisting mainly of organic matter. na
  35. [Latin] Of or pertaining to such an organism, as A. chemistry, A. heat, A. electricity, A. life derived from an a., as A. food, A. alkaloid, (see Alkaloid), A. charcoal (see Charcoal), A. coniine (see Coniine), A. quinoidine (see Quinoidine), A. starch (see Glycogen), A. magnetism (see Hypnotism). na
  36. Organized being endowed (more or less perceptibly) with life, sensation, and voluntary motion; other a. than man; quadruped; man no better than a brute; pertaining to the functions of animals, as a. spirits (natural buoyancy), a. magnetism (mesmerism); pertaining to animals as opp. to vegetables; carnal. Hence animally adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. A living organism having sensation and power of voluntary movement. American pocket medical dictionary.
  38. A living organism endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion, and characterized by taking its food into an internal cavity for digestion. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  39. Any other a. than man. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  40. n. [Latin] An organized living being endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion ;—an irrational being, as distinguished from man. Cabinet Dictionary
  41. A living creature corporeal; by way of contempt, we say a stupid man is an animal. Complete Dictionary
  42. That which belongs or relates to animals; animal is used in opposition to spiritual. Complete Dictionary

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