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SIMPLIC'ITY, n. L. simplicitas.

1. Singleness the state of being unmixed or uncompounded as the simplicity of metals or of earths.
2. The state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts as the simplicity of a machine.
3. Artlessness of mind freedom from a propensity to cunning or stratagem freedom from duplicity sincerity. Marquis Dorset, a man for his harmless simplicity neither misliked nor much regarded.
4. Plainness freedom from artificial ornament as the simplicity of a dress, of style, of language, &c. Simplicity in writing is the first or excellences.
5. Plainness freedom from subtilty or abstruseness as the simplicity of scriptural doctrines or truth.
6. Weakness of intellect silliness. Godly simplicity, in Scriptures, is a fair open profession and practice of evangelical truth, with a single view to obedience and to the glory of God.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Simplicity'. King James Dictionary.

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