Ob*liq"ui*ty, n.; pl. Obliquities (#). [L. obliquitas: cf. F. obliquit'e.]


The condition of being oblique; deviation from a right line; deviation from parallelism or perpendicularity; the amount of such deviation; divergence; as, the obliquity of the ecliptic to the equator.


Deviation from ordinary rules; irregularity; deviation from moral rectitude.

To disobey [God]...imports a moral obliquity. South.


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