Weal (?), n.

The mark of a stripe. See Wale.

 

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Weal, v. t.

To mark with stripes. See Wale.

 

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Weal, n. [OE. wele, AS. wela, weola, wealth, from wel well. See Well, adv., and cf. Wealth.]

1.

A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare.

God . . . grant you wele and prosperity. Chaucer.

As we love the weal of our souls and bodies. Bacon.

To him linked in weal or woe. Milton.

Never was there a time when it more concerned the public weal that the character of the Parliament should stand high. Macaulay.

2.

The body politic; the state; common wealth.

[Obs.]

The special watchmen of our English weal. Shak.

 

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Weal, v. t.

To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous.

[Obs.]

Beau. & Fl.

 

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