Half"way` (?), adv.

In the middle; at half the distance; imperfectly; partially; as, he halfway yielded.

Temples proud to meet their gods halfway. Young.

 

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Half"way`, a.

Equally distant from the extremes; situated at an intermediate point; midway.

Halfway covenant, a practice among the Congregational churches of New England, between 1657 and 1662, of permitting baptized persons of moral life and orthodox faith to enjoy all the privileges of church membership, save the partaking of the Lord's Supper. They were also allowed to present their children for baptism. -- Halfway house, an inn or place of call midway on a journey.

 

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