What does the word bate mean?

Usage examples for bate

  1. The great inheritance of honor, of valor and of all martial virtues is, as Professor Cramb very fitly expresses it, " but ours on trust, the fief inalienable of the dead and of the generation to come," and the summons of the present is to guard this heritage, nor to bate one jot of the ancient spirit; the summons of the future will be so to widen its scope as to apply it in all walks and relations of life. – Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé
  2. It is also named " Make bate," because said to set a married couple quarrelling if put in their bed. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie