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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Empirical

EMPIR'ICAL, adjective Pertaining to experiments or experience.

1. Versed in experiments; as an empiric alchimist.

2. Known only by experience; derived from experiment; used and applied without science; as empiric skill; empiric remedies.

I have avoided that empirical morality that cures one vice by means of another.