lawgiver


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lawgiver

the giver of a code of laws, e.g. Moses, Justinian or Napoleon.
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I saw he was of the material from which nature hews her heroes--Christian and Pagan--her lawgivers, her statesmen, her conquerors: a steadfast bulwark for great interests to rest upon; but, at the fireside, too often a cold cumbrous column, gloomy and out of place.
What degree of agency these reputed lawgivers might have in their respective establishments, or how far they might be clothed with the legitimate authority of the people, cannot in every instance be ascertained.
Were the experiment to be seriously made, though it required some effort to view it seriously even in fiction, I leave it to be decided by the sample of opinions just exhibited, whether, with all their enmity to their predecessors, they would, in any one point, depart so widely from their example, as in the discord and ferment that would mark their own deliberations; and whether the Constitution, now before the public, would not stand as fair a chance for immortality, as Lycurgus gave to that of Sparta, by making its change to depend on his own return from exile and death, if it were to be immediately adopted, and were to continue in force, not until a BETTER, but until ANOTHER should be agreed upon by this new assembly of lawgivers.
Indiscriminately let those take their places, of whatever rank they come, who possess the kingly gifts to lead armies or to sway a people--Nature's generals, her lawgivers, her kings, and with them also the deep philosophers who think the thought in one generation that is to revolutionize society in the next.
Induced by these feelings, I was of course led to admire peaceable lawgivers, Numa, Solon, and Lycurgus, in preference to Romulus and Theseus.
Tim FitzGerald continues to struggle for winners but has every chance of collecting with Lawgiver in the Nicholson Bros Novices' Handicap Hurdle.
The existence of conscience makes sense only if there is a lawgiver in charge of the moral order, and this lawgiver must be moral, good, powerful, and the Creator.
At a Plymouth Rock "Christian Heritage Conference" in November 1998, Brame made similar comments, remarking, "In the Old Testament it says, `God is our King, God is our lawgiver.
But if we had that, we would have a leader rather than a lawgiver, and how papal could that possibly be in a church the pope himself just recently described as "essentially hierarchical"?
Photo: (1) Burt Lancaster did a turn as the Hebrew proph et in 1975's ``Moses - The Lawgiver.
Before that, the larger-than-life image of the biblical lawgiver and prophet spent 97 years in the old courthouse at the north end of Main Street.
Tim FitzGerald sent out his first winner on the course when Warren Marston got Lawgiver (10-1) home by a neck from Donna's Double in the Green Tree Hotel Handicap Hurdle.