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Erudition (definition)

The word erudition came into Middle English from Latin. A scholar is erudite (Latin eruditus) when instruction and reading followed by digestion and contemplation have effaced all rudeness (e- (ex-) + rudis), that is to say smoothed away all raw, untrained incivility. Common usage has blurred the distinction from “learned” but the two terms are  Full Article…

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Theocracy (definition)

Theocracy, according to the dictionary, is the “government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided.” The Oxford English Dictionary has this definition: A form of government in which God (or a deity) is recognized as the king or immediate ruler, and his laws are taken as  Full Article…

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Martial (definition)

adj. 1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of war. 2. Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms. 3. Characteristic of or befitting a warrior. [Middle English, from Latin Mārtiālis, from Mārs (the god of war in Greek Mitology), Mārt-, Mars.] Martial Law: Martial law is the imposition of the  Full Article…

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