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mete1 / mēt/ • v. [tr.] (mete something out) dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment: he denounced the maltreatment meted out to minorities. ∎  (in biblical use) measure out: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.mete2 • n. (usu. metes and bounds) chiefly hist. a boundary or boundary stone.