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 Levit’ical.Lewis (Monk). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lewd (Anglo-Saxon, leóde)
 
simply means folk in general, verb leod-an. The present meaning refers to the celibacy of the clergy.   1
        “All that a lewd man hath need to knawe for hele of sowl.”—Caxton Society’s Publications.
 


 Levit’ical.Lewis (Monk). 

 
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