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PRODIGAL, civil law, persons. Prodigals were persons who, though of full age, were incapable of managing their affairs, and of the obligations which attended them, in consequence of their bad conduct, and for whom a curator was therefore appointed.
     2. In Pennsylvania, by act of assembly, an habitual drunkard is deprived of the management of his affairs, when he wastes his property, and his estate is placed in the bands of a committee.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Someone said that the prodigal son took after his own father.
The Holy Father identified another temptation that sets up obstacles to those who, like the prodigal son, come to the father's house for mercy and bread: "the temptation to hostile inflexibility, that is, wanting to close oneself within the written word, (the letter) and not allowing oneself to be surprised by God, by the God of surprises, (the spirit); within the law, within the certitude of what we know and not of what we still need to learn and to achieve.
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Shepard ties Buried Child not only to Desire under the Elms, but also to the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).
Buried Child draws not only on the parable of the Prodigal Son, but also on agricultural myth similar to that found in Oedipus the King (ca.
It promises to be a glorious mix of old hits and some of their new work from the latest album, Prodigal Sons.
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IT is my purpose in this essay to explore Shakespeare's use of the parable of the prodigal son in The Merchant of Venice and to analyze it in relation to what Alan R.
I begin by examining thoroughly the similarities in plot and structure between the parable of the prodigal son and The Merchant of Venice in order to establish the parable as an important component in Shakespeare's conception of the play and to provide sufficient background for the analysis that follows.
Bloom says the event that symbolizes the end of the New York intellectuals was the publication in 1967 of Norman Podhoretz's Making It (though Prodigal Sons is written in scrupulously neutral academic prose, Bloom seems not to like Podhoretz), because it announced that the intellectuals were now just like everybody else.
For most of the period recounted in Prodigal Sons, the New York intellectuals, while anything but denatured Jews, were ashamed of being Jewish.
Some of the questions remain for speculations are such as: what would the G-5 advance in Juba, with their much hyped prodigal son farewell return?