Percipient Per*cip"i*ent, a. [L. percipiens, -entis, p. pr. of percipere. See {Perceive}.] Having the faculty of perception; perceiving; as, a percipient being. --Bentley. -- n. One who, or that which, is percipient. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

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