Un`der*lie" (?), v. t. [AS. underlicgan. See Under, and Lie to be prostrate.]

1.

To lie under; to rest beneath; to be situated under; as, a stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel.

2.

To be at the basis of; to form the foundation of; to support; as, a doctrine underlying a theory.

3.

To be subject or amenable to.

[R.]

The knight of Ivanhoe . . . underlies the challenge of Brian der Bois Guilbert. Sir W. Scott.

 

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Un`der*lie", v. i.

To lie below or under.

 

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Un"der*lie` (?), n.

See Underlay, n., 1.

 

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