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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…


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…


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…