Obliquity

Ob*liq"ui*ty

, n.;
pl. Obliquities (#).
[L. obliquitas: cf. F. obliquit.] 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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