Origin of adhibit

1520–30; < Latin adhibitus brought (past participle of adhibēre to bring to), equivalent to ad- ad- + -hibi- (combining form of habēre to hold, have) + -tus past participle suffix
Related formsad·hi·bi·tion [ad-huh-bish-uh n] /ˌæd həˈbɪʃ ən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of adhibit

  • It is claimed, however, that prisoners on conviction were required to adhibit their mark as a seal of confession.


    Henry Faulds

  • To these, therefore, your Majesty will please to adhibit credence; at whose feet I anxiously and humbly recommend me and mine.

British Dictionary definitions for adhibit


verb (tr) rare
  1. to administer or apply
  2. to affix; attach
Derived Formsadhibition (ˌædhɪˈbɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for adhibit

C16: from Latin adhibēre to bring on, from ad- to + habēre to have, hold
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