I have always supported measures and principles and not men. —Davy Crockett

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Measures:

Middle English mesure, from Anglo-French, from Latin mensura, from mensus, to measure; akin to Old English meath measure, Greek metron

 

Noun

a : an adequate or due portion

b : the dimensions, capacity, or amount of something ascertained by measuring

c : an estimate of what is to be expected (as of a person or situation)

d : a standard of comparison

f : a step planned or taken as a means to an end

 

Verb

a : the act or process of measuring

b : to choose or control with cautious restraint

c : to regulate by a standard

d : to allot or apportion in exact amounts

e : to ascertain the dimensions of

f : to appraise by a criterion