1. The physical act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure.
  2. The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest.
  3. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.
  4. Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.
  5. The faculty by which ideas are conceived or by which perceptions are grasped; understanding.
  6. Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; dread or fear at the prospect of some future ill.

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