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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  1. State or frame of mind; disposition; condition.
  2. That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear or depression of spirits; valor; boldness; bravery; spirit; daring; resolution: formerly occasionally used in the plural.
  1. The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.
  2. Heart; inclination; desirewill.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

  1. The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery