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1. Often to be met with; happening at short intervals; often repeated or occurring; as, frequent visits. Frequent feudal towers.

2. Addicted to any course of conduct; inclined to indulge in any practice; habitual; persistent. He has been loud and frequent in declaring himself hearty for the government. (Swift)

3. Full; crowded; thronged. 'T is Caesar's will to have a frequent senate. (B. Jonson)

4. Often or commonly reported. 'T is frequent in the city he hath subdued The Catti and the Daci. (Massinger)

Origin: L. Frequens, -entis, crowded, frequent, akin to farcire to stuff: cf. F. Frequent. Cf. Farce.

1. To visit often; to resort to often or habitually. He frequented the court of Augustus. (Dryden)

2. To make full; to fill. With their sighs the air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite. (Milton)

Origin: L. Frequentare: cf. F. Frequenter. See frequent.

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