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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Utter \Ut"ter\, a. [OE. utter, originally the same word as
   outer. See Out, and cf. Outer, Utmost.]
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   1. Outer. "Thine utter eyen." --Chaucer. [Obs.] "By him a
      shirt and utter mantle laid." --Chapman.
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            As doth an hidden moth
            The inner garment fret, not th' utter touch.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   2. Situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the
      center; outer. [Obs.]
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            Through utter and through middle darkness borne.
                                                  --Milton.
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            The very utter part pf Saint Adelmes point is five
            miles from Sandwich.                  --Holinshed.
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   3. Complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter
      ruin; utter darkness.
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            They . . . are utter strangers to all those anxious
            thoughts which disquiet mankind.      --Atterbury.
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   4. Peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an
      utter refusal or denial. --Clarendon.
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   Utter bar (Law), the whole body of junior barristers. See
      Outer bar, under 1st Outer. [Eng.]

   Utter barrister (Law), one recently admitted as barrister,
      who is accustomed to plead without, or outside, the bar,
      as distinguished from the benchers, who are sometimes
      permitted to plead within the bar. [Eng.] --Cowell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Utter \Ut"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Uttered; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Uttering.] [OE. outren, freq. of outen to utter, put out,
   AS. [=u]tian to put out, eject, fr. [=u]t out. [root]198. See
   Out, and cf. Utter, a.]
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   1. To put forth or out; to reach out. [Obs.]
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            How bragly [proudly] it begins to bud,
            And utter his tender head.            --Spenser.
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   2. To dispose of in trade; to sell or vend. [Obs.]
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            Such mortal drugs I have, but Mantua's law
            Is death to any he that utters them.  --Shak.
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            They bring it home, and utter it commonly by the
            name of Newfoundland fish.            --Abp. Abbot.
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   3. hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as
      currency; to cause to pass in trade; -- often used,
      specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or coins,
      forged or fraudulent documents, and the like; as, to utter
      coin or bank notes.
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            The whole kingdom should continue in a firm
            resolution never to receive or utter this fatal
            coin.                                 --Swift.
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   4. To give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to
      speak; to pronounce. "Sweet as from blest, uttering joy."
      --Milton.
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            The words I utter
            Let none think flattery, for they 'll find 'em
            truth.                                --Shak.
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            And the last words he uttered called me cruel.
                                                  --Addison.
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   Syn: To deliver; give forth; issue; liberate; discharge;
        pronounce. See Deliver.
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