Definition af begrebet "Cant"
Side i Kaj Munks lommebog med notater fra perioden 1929-1933. Definition af ordet "Cant".
"New English Dictionary" svarer til "Oxford English Dictionary", hvor der i internetudgaven (dictionary.oed.com), Second Edition 1989 ved opslag på ordet cant bl.a. angives betydningen
"b. esp. Affected or unreal use of religious or pietistic phraseology; language (or action) implying the pretended assumption of goodness or piety.
1709 STRYPE Ann. Ref. I. lv. 609, I set down this letter at large, that men may see the cant of these men. 1716 ADDISON Freeholder No. 37 (J.) That cant and hypocrisy, which had taken possession of the people´s minds in the times of the great rebellion. 1789 MRS. PIOZZI Journ. France I. 256 Hypocritical manners, or what we so emphatically call cant. 1849 ROBERTSON Serm. Ser. I. x. (1866) 182 Religious phraseology passes into cant. 1875 HAMERTON Intell. Life VI. iii. 211 He had a horror of cant, which..gave him a repulsion for all outward show of religious observances. 1879 FROUDE Cæsar i. 6 The whole spiritual atmosphere was saturated with cant."
Murray refererer til:
(Sir.)"James Augustus Henry Murray (February 7, 1837 – July 26, 1915) was a Scottish lexicographer and philologist. He was the primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary from 1879 until his death."