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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Deviate

DEVIATE, verb intransitive [Latin , way.]

1. To turn aside or wander from the common or right way, course or line, either in a literal or figurative sense; as, to deviate from the common track or path, or from a true course.

There nature deviates, and here wanders will.

2. To stray from the path of duty; to wander, in a moral sense; to err; to sin.