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  • English Word Uti possidetis Definition A species of interdict granted to one who was in possession of an immovable thing, in order that he might be declared the legal possessor.
  • English Word Uti possidetis Definition The basis or principle of a treaty which leaves belligerents mutually in possession of what they have acquired by their arms during the war.
  • English Word Utia Definition Any species of large West Indian rodents of the genus Capromys, or Utia. In general appearance and habits they resemble rats, but they are as large as rabbits.
  • English Word Utica Definition Of, pertaining to, or designating, a subdivision of the Trenton Period of the Lower Silurian, characterized in the State of New York by beds of shale.
  • English Word Utile Definition Profitable; useful.
  • English Word Utilitarian Definition Of or pertaining to utility; consisting in utility; /iming at utility as distinguished from beauty, ornament, etc.; sometimes, reproachfully, evincing, or characterized by, a regard for utility of a lower kind, or marked by a sordid spirit; as, utilitarian narrowness; a utilitarian indifference to art.
  • English Word Utilitarian Definition Of or pertaining to utilitarianism; supporting utilitarianism; as, the utilitarian view of morality; the Utilitarian Society.
  • English Word Utilitarian Definition One who holds the doctrine of utilitarianism.
  • English Word Utilitarianism Definition The doctrine that the greatest happiness of the greatest number should be the end and aim of all social and political institutions.
  • English Word Utilitarianism Definition The doctrine that virtue is founded in utility, or that virtue is defined and enforced by its tendency to promote the highest happiness of the universe.
  • English Word Utilitarianism Definition The doctrine that utility is the sole standard of morality, so that the rectitude of an action is determined by its usefulness.
  • English Word Utility Definition The quality or state of being useful; usefulness; production of good; profitableness to some valuable end; as, the utility of manure upon land; the utility of the sciences; the utility of medicines.
  • English Word Utility Definition Adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants; intrinsic value. See Note under Value, 2.
  • English Word Utility Definition Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, -- the foundation of utilitarianism.
  • English Word Utilizable Definition Capable of being utilized; as, the utilizable products of the gas works.
  • English Word Utilization Definition The act of utilizing, or the state of being utilized.
  • English Word Utilize Definition To make useful; to turn to profitable account or use; to make use of; as, to utilize the whole power of a machine; to utilize one's opportunities.
  • English Word Utilized Definition of Utilize
  • English Word Utilizing Definition of Utilize
  • English Word Utis Definition See Utas.
  • English Word Utlary Definition Outlawry.
  • English Word Utmost Definition Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge.
  • English Word Utmost Definition Being in the greatest or highest degree, quantity, number, or the like; greatest; as, the utmost assiduity; the utmost harmony; the utmost misery or happiness.
  • English Word Utmost Definition The most that can be; the farthest limit; the greatest power, degree, or effort; as, he has done his utmost; try your utmost.
  • English Word Utopia Definition An imaginary island, represented by Sir Thomas More, in a work called Utopia, as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, and the like. See Utopia, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
  • English Word Utopia Definition Hence, any place or state of ideal perfection.
  • English Word Utopian Definition Of or pertaining to Utopia; resembling Utopia; hence, ideal; chimerical; fanciful; founded upon, or involving, imaginary perfections; as, Utopian projects; Utopian happiness.
  • English Word Utopian Definition An inhabitant of Utopia; hence, one who believes in the perfectibility of human society; a visionary; an idealist; an optimist.
  • English Word Utopianism Definition The ideas, views, aims, etc., of a Utopian; impracticable schemes of human perfection; optimism.
  • English Word Utopianist Definition An Utopian; an optimist.