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DIGNITIES. English law. Titles of honor.
     2. They are considered as incorporeal hereditaments.
     3. The genius of our government forbids their admission into the republic.

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109) Weighing these dignities has proved difficult for courts, which have often avoided the conflict by emphasizing the centrality of one of these dignities at the expense of the other.
185) In this context, however, the autonomy/paternalism divide is complicated by the competing dignities implicated by abortion, which terminates the fetal life.
Whether such group dignities have meaning apart from the dignity of the individual is a separate question.