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preterition

in Roman law the failure of a testator to name one of his children in his will, thus invalidating it. See also CONDITIO SI TESTATOR SINE LIBERIS DECESSERIT.
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PRETERITION, civil law. The omission by a testator of some one of his heirs who is entitled to a legitime, (q.v.) in the succession.
     2. Among the Romans, the preterition of children when made by the mother were presumed to have been made with design; the preterition of sons by any other testator was considered as a wrong and avoided the will, except the will of a soldier in service, which was not subject to so much form.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There is no "apophatic theology" within Christianity, then, but only the interplay between cataphasis and apophasis. Some emphasize one movement over the other.
(27) Unsaying, apophasis, is a key element of mystical poetry, and can be glimpsed at work in poems by Rumi, Donne, and Baudelaire.
Williams, Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist Traditions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), and Chris Boesel and Catherine Keller Apophatic Bodies : Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality, (Bronx, NY, USA: Fordham University Press, 2009).
There still remains the problem of squaring the circle between apophasis and cataphasis: If we cannot say that God is ontologically trinitarian, can we say that God is ontologically singular?
An apophasis sublimely renders the very things that the argument claims, at another level, remain unperceived.
(4) Put simply, apophasis is the negation of all attributes of God; its ultimate expression is silence.
That the trope should be seen as genuine religious apophasis (as opposed to simply the literary trope) would be contingent upon its already being situated in a system of negative theology For Roeschlein, the trope itself seems to function as valid proof that such a religious system is posited in the text.
Beyond the difficulties presented by such a task as regards to its own articulation, to the aporias it itself faces in describing its own project and the "successful" attainment of the poetic object or the silent utterance, the kinship that Valente's poetry holds with respect to apophasis becomes evident in its considering the poetic object as the word of words, that is to say, in its considering the poetic object as the originary word that sustains all others--a word which, for this very reason, remains paradoxically abject and marginalized.
In her examination of Three Guineas and Between the Acts, Detloff first points to Woolf's skill in the use of apophasis, through which Woolf represents pain and loss as negative space, successfully communicating the incommunicable.