obliquity


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obliquity \Ob*liq"ui*ty\, n.; pl. Obliquities. [L. obliquitas:
   cf. F. obliquit['e].]
   1. The condition of being oblique; deviation from a right
      line; deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; the
      amount of such deviation; divergence; as, the obliquity of
      the ecliptic to the equator.
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   2. Deviation from ordinary rules; irregularity; deviation
      from moral rectitude.
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            To disobey [God] . . . imports a moral obliquity.
                                                  --South.
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