Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
That temper of mind, which any person possesses. In every man, says lord Kaims, there is something original that serves to distinguish him from others, that tends to form a character, and to make him meek or fiery, candid or deceitful, resolute or timorous, cheerful or morose. This original bent, termed disposition, must be distinguished from a principle; the latter signifying a law of human nature makes part of the common nature of man; the former makes part of the nature of this or that man.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Disposition'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/d/disposition.html. 1802.