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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Utter \Ut"ter\, a. [OE. utter, originally the same word as
outer. See Out, and cf. Outer, Utmost.]
1. Outer. "Thine utter eyen." --Chaucer. [Obs.] "By him a
shirt and utter mantle laid." --Chapman.
As doth an hidden moth
The inner garment fret, not th' utter touch.
2. Situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the
center; outer. [Obs.]
Through utter and through middle darkness borne.
The very utter part pf Saint Adelmes point is five
miles from Sandwich. --Holinshed.
3. Complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter
ruin; utter darkness.
They . . . are utter strangers to all those anxious
thoughts which disquiet mankind. --Atterbury.
4. Peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an
utter refusal or denial. --Clarendon.
Utter bar (Law), the whole body of junior barristers. See
Outer bar, under 1st Outer. [Eng.]
Utter barrister (Law), one recently admitted as barrister,
who is accustomed to plead without, or outside, the bar,
as distinguished from the benchers, who are sometimes
permitted to plead within the bar. [Eng.] --Cowell.
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