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Radiance


RA'DIANCE,

RA'DIANCY, noun [Latin radians, radio, to beam or shoot rays. See Radius and Ray.]

Properly, brightness shooting in rays or beams; hence in general, brilliant or sparkling luster; vivid brightness; as the radiance of the sun.

The Son girt with omnipotence, with radiance crown'd of majesty divine.