Lesser

Definition of Lesser

Less´er   Pronunciation: lĕs´ẽr
a.1.Less; smaller; inferior.
God made . . . the lesser light to rule the night.
- Gen. i. 15.
The more my prayer, the lesser is my grace.
- Shak.
The larger here, and there the lesser lambs.
- Pope.
By the same reason may a man, in the state of nature, punish the lesser breaches of the law.
- Locke.
adv.1.Less.

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