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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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Yet elsewhere--most notably in sub-Saharan Africa--burgeoning Anglican churches have once again discovered the vital balance between warm piety and historic rootedness.
The remainder of Swyripa's study traces the beginnings and evolution of this persistent and collective sense of rootedness and the meaning of "place" through the lens of pioneer ethno-religiosity.
Although Thurston, a recognized Merton scholar, does not mention this twentieth-century Cistercian by name, I tend to agree with Esther deWaal's comment in the Foreword that Merton's ongoing quest for rootedness provides an unstated backdrop for Thurston's thinking, writing, and praying.
cruciform rootedness of the Gospel itself that pastoral leadership is
This massive narrative escapes the status of mere chronicle through its spirited style, its perceptive appraisal of its cast of (frequently episcopal) characters, and its sense of the rootedness of ecclesiastical in social history.
Alam examines the geopolitical consequences of Israeli colonization and Zionism's rootedness in multiple histories of ethnic cleansing.
The book will also include portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family," the Telegraph quoted a statement from HarperCollins as stating.
But it generates a constant conflict between rootedness and feeling uprooted.
At the same time, he wants to show that the very rootedness of shari'a reasoning in the Qur'an and traditions about the Prophet precludes the possibility that anything should become permissible.
s essays, he could appreciate their rootedness in concrete moral traditions.
4 The curve on the ' y' down stroke is shaky suggesting a lack of rootedness.
Mr Baccar who made the announcement during the international colloquium on "Numismatics and the history of money coins in Tunisia ", also said that the choice of the scholar to illustrate the banknote was in line with Tunisia's rootedness in Arab Moslem sources.