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Other Weal Definition

[n] a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions


wale, welt, wheal

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harm, hurt, injury, trauma

Misc. Definitions

\Weal\, n. The mark of a stripe. See {Wale}.
\Weal\, v. t. To mark with stripes. See {Wale}.
\Weal\, n. [OE. wele, AS. wela, weola, wealth, from wel well. See {Well}, adv., and cf. {Wealth}.]
1. A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare. God . . . grant you wele and prosperity. --Chaucer. As we love the weal of our souls and bodies. --Bacon. To him linked in weal or woe. --Milton. Never was there a time when it more concerned the public weal that the character of the Parliament should stand high. --Macaulay.
2. The body politic; the state; common wealth. [Obs.] The special watchmen of our English weal. --Shak.
\Weal\, v. t. To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

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