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SON, kindred. An immediate male descendant. In its technical meaning in devises, this is a word of purchase, but the testator may make it a word of descent. Sometimes it is extended to more remote descendants.

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God is Father and Son because fatherhood implies sonship.
Austen's portrayal of sonship therein plays with both the Genesis narrative and the debate it fostered.
There need not be idolatry here, or elevation to divine sonship.
While regarding Emerson as a herald of a new age, Brownson wants to see him "more fully warmed with the great social idea of our era,--the great idea, which he has hinted at in his very address--of human brotherhood, of sonship to God" (BQR 1838, 107).
He finds such aspects as Paul's argument for his independence as an apostle, the purpose of the law and the new life of sonship of God, and life beyond the law.
How his sonship was his unique state of being, proving his divinity.
Throughout her book, Hudson invokes Jesus Christ as mediator and model of sonship, as did Nicholas.
don't you be put off by the people who want to evade the responsibilities of sonship by relegating it to some area of magic and mystery beyond the knowledge and experience of man.
Indeed it appears in almost all the works ascribed to him and serves both as a word for adoptive sonship in a theological context and as a relative noun in grammatical references.
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Paul, in the only passage where he looks at whether his arguments against requiring Torah observance of gentile converts lead to the conclusion that God has revoked his Covenant with the Jews, emphatically answered that it could not: "Theirs is the sonship, the glory and the covenants" (Romans 9:4).
The proprietor worries that the wake is "'costing us money,'" further revealing the economic basis of his relationship with Red and others, while Gene manages to recall sonship, thus recalling the family and the basis of relationship traditionally established through the marriages so defunct in the novel.