1. Practical.2. Artful; deceitful; skillful. (obsolete) "Cunning sleights and practick knavery." Spenser.
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From Old French, from Late Latin practicus (“active”), from Ancient Greek πρακτικός (praktikós, “of or pertaining to action, concerned with action or business, active, practical”), from πράσσω (prassō, “I do”).
practic (plural practics) A person concerned with action or practice, as opposed to one concerned with theory.
Adjective practic (comparative more practic, superlative most practic) (archaic) Practical. 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.i.4.3: They that intend the practic cure of melancholy, saith Duretus in his notes to Hollerius, set down nine peculiar scopes or ends . (obsolete) Cunning, crafty. 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xii: she vsed hath the practicke paine / Of this false footman .
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