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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

For \For\, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f["u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f["o]r, Dan. for, adv. f["o]r, Goth. fa['u]r, fa['u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra-. [root] 202. Cf. Fore, First, Foremost, Forth, Pro-.] In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place. [1913 Webster] 1. Indicating the antecedent cause or occasion of an action; the motive or inducement accompanying and prompting to an act or state; the reason of anything; that on account of which a thing is or is done. [1913 Webster] With fiery eyes sparkling for very wrath. --Shak. [1913 Webster] How to choose dogs for scent or speed. --Waller. [1913 Webster] Now, for so many glorious actions done, For peace at home, and for the public wealth, I mean to crown a bowl for C[ae]sar's health. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] That which we, for our unworthiness, are afraid to crave, our prayer is, that God, for the worthiness of his Son, would, notwithstanding, vouchsafe to grant. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. Indicating the remoter and indirect object of an act; the end or final cause with reference to which anything is, acts, serves, or is done. [1913 Webster] The oak for nothing ill, The osier good for twigs, the poplar for the mill. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] It was young counsel for the persons, and violent counsel for the matters. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Shall I think the worls was made for one, And men are born for kings, as beasts for men, Not for protection, but to be devoured? --Dryden. [1913 Webster] For he writes not for money, nor for praise. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 3. Indicating that in favor of which, or in promoting which, anything is, or is done; hence, in behalf of; in favor of; on the side of; -- opposed to against. [1913 Webster] We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. --2 Cor. xiii. 8. [1913 Webster] It is for the general good of human society, and consequently of particular persons, to be true and just; and it is for men's health to be temperate. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] Aristotle is for poetical justice. --Dennis. [1913 Webster] 4. Indicating that toward which the action of anything is directed, or the point toward which motion is made; ?ntending to go to. [1913 Webster] We sailed from Peru for China and Japan. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 5. Indicating that on place of or instead of which anything acts or serves, or that to which a substitute, an equivalent, a compensation, or the like, is offered or made; instead of, or place of. [1913 Webster] And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. --Ex. xxi. 23, 24. [1913 Webster] 6. Indicating that in the character of or as being which anything is regarded or treated; to be, or as being. [1913 Webster] We take a falling meteor for a star. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] If a man can be fully assured of anything for a truth, without having examined, what is there that he may not embrace for tru?? --Locke. [1913 Webster] Most of our ingenious young men take up some cried-up English poet for their model. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] But let her go for an ungrateful woman. --Philips. [1913 Webster] 7. Indicating that instead of which something else controls in the performing of an action, or that in spite of which anything is done, occurs, or is; hence, equivalent to notwithstanding, in spite of; -- generally followed by all, aught, anything, etc. [1913 Webster] The writer will do what she please for all me. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] God's desertion shall, for aught he knows, the next minute supervene. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] For anything that legally appears to the contrary, it may be a contrivance to fright us. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 8. Indicating the space or time through which an action or state extends; hence, during; in or through the space or time of. [1913 Webster] For many miles about There 's scarce a bush. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Since, hired for life, thy servile muse sing. --prior. [1913 Webster] To guide the sun's bright chariot for a day. --Garth. [1913 Webster] 9. Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We 'll have a bib, for spoiling of thy doublet. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] For, or As for, so far as concerns; as regards; with reference to; -- used parenthetically or independently. See under As. [1913 Webster] As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. --Josh. xxiv. 15. [1913 Webster] For me, my stormy voyage at an end, I to the port of death securely tend. --Dryden. For all that, notwithstanding; in spite of. For all the world, wholly; exactly. "Whose posy was, for all the world, like cutlers' poetry." --Shak. For as much as, or Forasmuch as, in consideration that; seeing that; since. For by. See Forby, adv. For ever, eternally; at all times. See Forever. For me, or For all me, as far as regards me. For my life, or For the life of me, if my life depended on it. [Colloq.] --T. Hook. For that, For the reason that, because; since. [Obs.] "For that I love your daughter." --Shak. For thy, or Forthy [AS. for[eth][=y].], for this; on this account. [Obs.] "Thomalin, have no care for thy." --Spenser. For to, as sign of infinitive, in order to; to the end of. [Obs., except as sometimes heard in illiterate speech.] -- "What went ye out for to see?" --Luke vii. 25. See To, prep., 4. O for, would that I had; may there be granted; -- elliptically expressing desire or prayer. "O for a muse of fire." --Shak. Were it not for, or If it were not for, leaving out of account; but for the presence or action of. "Moral consideration can no way move the sensible appetite, were it not for the will." --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

That \That\, pron., a., conj., & adv. [AS. [eth]aet, neuter nom. & acc. sing. of the article (originally a demonstrative pronoun). The nom. masc. s[=e], and the nom. fem. se['o] are from a different root. AS. [eth]aet is akin to D. dat, G. das, OHG. daz, Sw. & Dan. det, Icel. [thorn]at (masc. s[=a], fem. s[=o]), Goth. [thorn]ata (masc. sa, fem. s[=o]), Gr. ? (masc. ?, fem. ?), Skr. tat (for tad, masc. sas, fem. s[=a]); cf. L. istud that. [root]184. Cf. The, Their, They, Them, This, Than, Since.] 1. As a demonstrative pronoun (pl. Those), that usually points out, or refers to, a person or thing previously mentioned, or supposed to be understood. That, as a demonstrative, may precede the noun to which it refers; as, that which he has said is true; those in the basket are good apples. [1913 Webster] The early fame of Gratian was equal to that of the most celebrated princes. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster] Note: That may refer to an entire sentence or paragraph, and not merely to a word. It usually follows, but sometimes precedes, the sentence referred to. [1913 Webster] That be far from thee, to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked. --Gen. xviii. 25. [1913 Webster] And when Moses heard that, he was content. --Lev. x. 20. [1913 Webster] I will know your business, Harry, that I will. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: That is often used in opposition to this, or by way of distinction, and in such cases this, like the Latin hic and French ceci, generally refers to that which is nearer, and that, like Latin ille and French cela, to that which is more remote. When they refer to foreign words or phrases, this generally refers to the latter, and that to the former. [1913 Webster] Two principles in human nature reign; Self-love, to urge, and Reason, to restrain; Nor this a good, nor that a bad we call. --Pope. [1913 Webster] If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that. --James iv. 16. [1913 Webster] 2. As an adjective, that has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun. [1913 Webster] It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. --Matt. x. 15. [1913 Webster] The woman was made whole from that hour. --Matt. ix. 22. [1913 Webster] Note: That was formerly sometimes used with the force of the article the, especially in the phrases that one, that other, which were subsequently corrupted into th'tone, th'tother (now written t'other). [1913 Webster] Upon a day out riden knightes two . . . That one of them came home, that other not. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. As a relative pronoun, that is equivalent to who or which, serving to point out, and make definite, a person or thing spoken of, or alluded to, before, and may be either singular or plural. [1913 Webster] He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame. --Prov. ix. 7. [1913 Webster] A judgment that is equal and impartial must incline to the greater probabilities. --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] Note: If the relative clause simply conveys an additional idea, and is not properly explanatory or restrictive, who or which (rarely that) is employed; as, the king that (or who) rules well is generally popular; Victoria, who (not that) rules well, enjoys the confidence of her subjects. Ambiguity may in some cases be avoided in the use of that (which is restrictive) instead of who or which, likely to be understood in a coordinating sense. --Bain. [1913 Webster] That was formerly used for that which, as what is now; but such use is now archaic. [1913 Webster] We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen. --John iii. 11. [1913 Webster] That I have done it is thyself to wite [blame]. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] That, as a relative pronoun, cannot be governed by a preposition preceding it, but may be governed by one at the end of the sentence which it commences. [1913 Webster] The ship that somebody was sailing in. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] In Old English, that was often used with the demonstratives he, his, him, etc., and the two together had the force of a relative pronoun; thus, that he = who; that his = whose; that him = whom. [1913 Webster] I saw to-day a corpse yborn to church That now on Monday last I saw him wirche [work]. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Formerly, that was used, where we now commonly use which, as a relative pronoun with the demonstrative pronoun that as its antecedent. [1913 Webster] That that dieth, let it die; and that that is to cut off, let it be cut off. --Zech. xi. 9. [1913 Webster] 4. As a conjunction, that retains much of its force as a demonstrative pronoun. It is used, specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) To introduce a clause employed as the object of the preceding verb, or as the subject or predicate nominative of a verb. [1913 Webster] She tells them 't is a causeless fantasy, And childish error, that they are afraid. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I have shewed before, that a mere possibility to the contrary, can by no means hinder a thing from being highly credible. --Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster] (b) To introduce, a reason or cause; -- equivalent to for that, in that, for the reason that, because. [1913 Webster] He does hear me; And that he does, I weep. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (c) To introduce a purpose; -- usually followed by may, or might, and frequently preceded by so, in order, to the end, etc. [1913 Webster] These things I say, that ye might be saved. --John v. 34. [1913 Webster] To the end that he may prolong his days. --Deut. xvii. 20. [1913 Webster] (d) To introduce a consequence, result, or effect; -- usually preceded by so or such, sometimes by that. [1913 Webster] The birds their notes renew, and bleating herds Attest their joy, that hill and valley rings. --Milton. [1913 Webster] He gazed so long That both his eyes were dazzled. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] (e) To introduce a clause denoting time; -- equivalent to in which time, at which time, when. [1913 Webster] So wept Duessa until eventide, That shining lamps in Jove's high course were lit. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Is not this the day That Hermia should give answer of her choice? --Shak. [1913 Webster] (f) In an elliptical sentence to introduce a dependent sentence expressing a wish, or a cause of surprise, indignation, or the like. [1913 Webster] Ha, cousin Silence, that thou hadst seen that that this knight and I have seen! --Shak. [1913 Webster] O God, that right should thus overcome might! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: That was formerly added to other conjunctions or to adverbs to make them emphatic. [1913 Webster] To try if that our own be ours or no. --Shak. [1913 Webster] That is sometimes used to connect a clause with a preceding conjunction on which it depends. [1913 Webster] When he had carried Rome and that we looked For no less spoil than glory. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. As adverb: To such a degree; so; as, he was that frightened he could say nothing. [Archaic or in illiteral use.] [1913 Webster] All that, everything of that kind; all that sort. [1913 Webster] With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd [gold] for a'that. --Burns. [1913 Webster] For that. See under For, prep. In that. See under In, prep. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

FOR THAT, pleading. It is a maxim in law, regulating alike every form of action, that the plaintiff shall state his complaint in positive and direct terms, and not by way of recital. "For that," is a positive allegation; "For that whereas," in Latin "quod cum," (q.v.) is a recital. Hamm. N. P. 9.