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unity

noun accordance, affinity, agreement, assent, closeness, coherence, cohesion, community of interests, comradeship, concert, concord, concurrence, congruence, congruity, congruousness, consensus, consentaneity, consentaneousness, equivalence, feeling of identity, fellowship, fraternity, friendship, fusion, good feeling, good vibrations, good will, harmony, identity, integrality, integration, integrity, kinship, likeness, mutual supportiveness, mutuality, one voice, oneness, rapport, reciprocity, resemblance, sameness, selfsameness, sharing, similarity, similitude, simplicity, singleness, singularity, solidarity, solidification, solidity, team spirit, togetherness, unanimity, understanding, uniformity, union, unison, uniting
Associated concepts: unity of interest, unity of possession, unity of title
See also: accordance, adhesion, agreement, cartel, centralization, coalition, coherence, compact, compatibility, complex, concert, conciliation, concordance, connection, consent, development, identity, peace, propinquity, rapprochement, relationship, totality, uniformity

UNITY, estates. An agreement or coincidence of certain qualities in the title of a joint estate or an estate in common.
     2. In a joint estate there must exist four unities; that of interest, for a joint-tenant cannot be entitled to one period of duration or quantity of interest in lands, and the other to a different; one cannot be tenant for life, and the other for years: that of title, and therefore their estate must be created by one and, the same act; that of time, for their estates must be vested at one and the same period, as well as by one and the same title; and lastly, the unity of possession: hence joint-tenants are seised per my et per tout, or by the half or moiety and by all: that is, each of them has an entire possession, as well of every parcel as of the whole. 2 Bl. Com. 179-182; Co. Litt. 188.
     3. Coparceners must have the unities of interest, title, and possession.
     4. In tenancies in common, the unity of possession is alone required. 2 Bl. Com. 192; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1861-83. Vide Estate in Common; Estate in Joint-tenancy; Joint-tenants; Tenant in Common; Tenants, Joint.

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The fruits of unity (next unto the well pleasing of God, which is all in all) are two: the one, towards those that are without the church, the other, towards those that are within.
We stand before the secret of the world, there where Being passes into Appearance and Unity into Variety.
the hermetic symbolism, with which Nicolas Flamel played the prelude to Luther, papal unity, schism, Saint-Germain des Prés, Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie,--all are mingled, combined, amalgamated in Notre-Dame.
Notwithstanding his rather condescending attitude towards patriotism he had been adopted as the national poet, and seemed since the war of seventy to be one of the most significant glories of national unity.
For the dissemination of pure truth and to secure the triumph of virtue," he read, "we must cleanse men from prejudice, diffuse principles in harmony with the spirit of the times, undertake the education of the young, unite ourselves in indissoluble bonds with the wisest men, boldly yet prudently overcome superstitions, infidelity, and folly, and form of those devoted to us a body linked together by unity of purpose and possessed of authority and power.
His people live very close to the heart of nature, and no one, unless it is Tourguenief, gives you a richer and sweeter sense of her unity with human nature.
Such a poetry could not be permanently successful, because the subjects of which it treats -- if susceptible of poetic treatment at all -- were certainly not suited for epic treatment, where unity of action which will sustain interest, and to which each part should contribute, is absolutely necessary.
The ideas are now finally seen to be one as well as many, causes as well as ideas, and to have a unity which is the idea of good and the cause of all the rest.
By unity of type is meant that fundamental agreement in structure, which we see in organic beings of the same class, and which is quite independent of their habits of life.
Unity means that everything included in the work ought to contribute directly or indirectly to the main effect.
Like Dante or Bunyan, he has a revelation of another life; like Bacon, he is profoundly impressed with the unity of knowledge; in the early Church he exercised a real influence on theology, and at the Revival of Literature on politics.
Every chemical substance, every plant, every animal in its growth, teaches the unity of cause, the variety of appearance.