Spirit Spir"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spirited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spiriting}.] 1. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men; -- sometimes followed by up. [1913 Webster]

Many officers and private men spirit up and assist those obstinate people to continue in their rebellion. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or off. [1913 Webster]

The ministry had him spirited away, and carried abroad as a dangerous person. --Arbuthnot & Pope. [1913 Webster]

I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of antiquity. --Willis. [1913 Webster]

{Spiriting away} (Law), causing to leave; the offense of inducing a witness to leave a jurisdiction so as to evade process requiring attendance at trial. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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