countenance (v.) Old form(s): countenanc'd
approve, support, encourage
2H4 IV.i.35[Westmorland to Archbishop, of rebellion] countenanced by boys and beggary
2H4 V.i.33[Davy to Shallow] I beseech you, sir, to countenance William Visor of Woncot against Clement Perkes o'th' Hill
2H4 V.i.45[Davy to Shallow, of Visor] I beseech you, let him be countenanced
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