|pron., a.,||1.||As a demonstrative pronoun (|
Two principles in human nature reign;
Self-love, to urge, and Reason, to restrain;
Nor this a good, nor that a bad we call.
|2.||As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun.|
|3.||As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural.|
|4.||As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun.|
|5.||To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb.|
|5.||As adverb: To such a degree; so; |
|6.||To introduce, a reason or cause; - equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because.|
|7.||To introduce a purpose; - usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc.|
|8.||To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; - usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that.|
|9.||In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like.|
WITHOUT THIS, THAT, pleading. These are technical words used in a traverse, (q.v.) for the purpose of denying a material fact in the preceding pleadings, whether declaration, plea, replication, &c. In Latin it is called absque hoc. (q.v.) Lawes on Pl. in Civ. Act. 119; Com. Dig. Pleader, G 1; Summary of Pleading, 75; 1 Saund. 103, n.; Ld. Raym. 641; 1 Burr. 320; 1 Chit. Pl. 576, note a.