- (obsolete) attractive power; attractiveness
1646/50, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica:
- Now if these Magneticall emissions be only qualities, and the gravity of bodies incline them only unto earth; surely that which moveth other bodies to descent carrieth not the stroak in this, but rather the Magneticall alliciency of the earth;
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(See the entry for alliciency in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)