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compliment (so mod. edd. in passages bearing the foll. meaning, where old edd. have “complement”): observance of ceremony in social relations, formal civility or courtesy AYL. II. v. 26 “that they call is like the encounter of two dogapes,” Tw.N. III. i. 111, John I. i. 201, Rom. II. ii. 89 “farewell !,” Lr. I. i. 306, V. iii. 235, Ant. IV. iv. 32.
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