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A suffix used to denote in the form or shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.


 - n. The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance. Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government. Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer. Established behavior or procedure. Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form. A model; a sample. A document with blank spaces to be filled in by the drafter . Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness; elegance; beauty. A printed or typed formulatory contract or instrument with blank spaces for the insertion of the names of the parties and such other particulars as may be required to make it a complete instrument. A shape; an image; a phantom. That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model. A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; ...

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