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English Dictionary: countenanced by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Countenance \Coun"te*nance\ (koun"t?-nans), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Countenanced} (-nanst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Countenancing}.]
      1. To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.
                     This conceit, though countenanced by learned men, is
                     not made out either by experience or reason. --Sir
                                                                              T. Browne.
                     Error supports custom, custom countenances error.
      2. To make a show of; to pretend. [Obs.]
                     Which to these ladies love did countenance.
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