American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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EREC'TION, noun The act of raising and setting perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; a setting upright.

1. The act of raising or building, as an edifice or fortification; as the erection of a wall, or of a house.

2. The state of being raised, built or elevated.

3. Establishment; settlement; formation; as the erection of a commonwealth, or of a new system; the erection of a bishop-rick or an earldom.

4. Elevation; exaltation of sentiments.

Her peerless height my mind to high erection draws up.

5. Act of rousing; excitement; as the erection of the spirits.

6. Any thing erected; a building of any kind.

7. Distension and extension.