Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
That power which acts on and impels any creature to any particular manner of conduct, not by a view of the beneficial consequences, but merely from a strong impulse supposed necessary in its effects, and to be given them to supply the place of reason.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Instinct'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/i/instinct.html. 1802.