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Having, subst. 1) the getting possession of: choke their service up even with the h. (promotion) As II, 3, 62. “I wish the h. of it,” Per. II, 1, 145.
2) possession, property, estate: “the gentleman is of no h.” Wiv. III, 2, 73. “your h. in beard,” As III, 2, 396. “my h. is not much,” Tw. III, 4, 379. “of what h., breeding,” Wint. IV, 4, 740. “our content is our best h.” H8 II, 3, 23. “pared my present --s,” III, 2, 159. Cor. V, 2, 62. Tim. II, 2, 153. V, 1, 18. Mcb. I, 3, 56. Oth. IV, 3, 92 (== allowance, pin-money). Cymb. I, 2, 19.
3) endowment: “whose rarest --s made the blossoms dote,” Compl. 235. “how dearly ever parted, how much in h., or without or in,” Troil. III, 3, 97.
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