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Webster 1828 Edition


Befalling

BEFALL'ING

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ppr.
Happening to; occurring to; coming to pass.

Definition 2022


befalling

befalling

English

Noun

befalling (plural befallings)

  1. A happening; occurrence; chance; event.

Verb

befalling

  1. present participle of befall

Adjective

befalling (comparative more befalling, superlative most befalling)

  1. (archaic) Appertaining; appropriate; fitting.
    • 1542, John Udall, The apophthegmes of Erasmus:
      Bountie and largesse is befalling for kynges.