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identity

(Individuality), noun being, characteristic, difference, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctive feature, distinctness, distinguishing characteristic, distinnuishing quality, idiosyncrasy, individualism, mannerism, oneness, originality, particularity, peculiarity, perceivable dissimilarity, personal characteristic, personality, quality of being singular, self, selfhood, selfness, singularity, speciality, specialty, specific quality, specificity, uniqueness, unlikeness
Associated concepts: duty to ascertain identity, proof of identity
Foreign phrases: Nihil facit error nominis cum de corpore constat.An error in the name is of no consequence when there is certainty as to the person. Ex multitudine signooum, colligitur identitas vera. The true identity of a thing is shown from a number of signs. Nomina sunt mutabilia, res autem immobiles. Names are mutable, but things are immutable.

identity

(Similarity), noun agreement, alikeness, coequality, comparability, conformability, consimilarity, consimilitude, consimility, duplication, equality, equipollence, equipollency, equivalence, homogeneity, identicalness, likeness, match, oneness, parallelism, parity, resemblance, sameness, semblance, similarity, similitude, synonymity, uniformity, unity
See also: par, personality, resemblance, semblance

IDENTITY, evidence. Sameness.
     2. It is frequently necessary to identify persons and things. In criminal prosecutions, and in actions for torts and on contracts, it is required to be proved that the defendants have in criminal actions, and for injuries, been guilty of the crime or injury charged; and in an action on a contract, that the defendant was a party to it. Sometimes, too, a party who has been absent, and who appears to claim an inheritance, must prove his identity and, not unfrequently, the body of a person which has been found dead must be identified: cases occur when the body is much disfigured, and, at other times, there is nothing left but the skeleton. Cases of considerable difficulty arise, in consequence of the omission to take particular notice; 2 Stark. Car. 239 Ryan's Med. Jur. 301; and in consequence of the great resemblance of two persons. 1 Hall's Am. Law Journ. 70; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 509; 1 Paris, Med. Jur, 222; 3 Id. 143; Trail. Med. Jur. 33; Fodere, Med. Leg. ch. 2, tome 1, p. 78-139.
     3. In cases of larceny, trover, replevin, and the like, the things in dispute must always be identified. Vide 4 Bl. Com. 396.
     4. M. Briand, in his Manuel Complet de Medicine Legale, 4eme partie, ch. 1, gives rules for the discovery of particular marks, which an individual may have had, and also the true color of the hair, although it may have been artificially colored. He also gives some rules for the purpose of discovering, from the appearance of a skeleton, the sex, the age, and the height of the person when living, which he illustrates by various examples. See, generally, 6 C. & P 677; 1 C. & M. 730; 3 Tyr. 806; Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 226; 1 Hagg. Cons. R. 189; Best on Pres. Appx. case 4; Wills on Circums. Ev. 143, et seq.

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That is, ego identity search and resolution may affect collective identity search and resolution.
In the study of ego identity status and big-five personality (Clancy & Dollinger, 1993), achievement status is related to high levels of conscientiousness, foreclosure is related to low levels of openness to experience, and both moratorium and diffusion statuses are related to high levels of neuroticism.
Thus the ego identity in one of these altered states can be termed a dream ego or imaginal ego or hypnotic ego.
Cross-sectional age changes in ego identity status during adolescence.
However, researchers designed the EOM-EIS to also include measurements of the ego identity status in interpersonal domains as well as ideological domains.
Barriers to ego identity status formation: A contextual qualification of Marcia's identity status paradigm.
Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status-2 (EOMEIS-2) has been developed by Bennion and Adams (1986).
TABLE 1 Means and Standard Deviations for the Extended Version of the Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status (EOM-EIS) and the Differentiation of Self Inventory Scale/Subscale M SD EOM-EIS Identity Achievement 66.
An ego identity that is fully developed correlates highly with autonomy and a high internal locus of control (Rothman, 1978; Tan et al, 1977; Waterman et al, 1970).
One of the most important developmental issues in late adolescence and early adulthood involves the formation of a satisfactory personal ego identity (Bennion & Adams, 1986; Marcia, 1980).
The Ego Identity Process Questionnaire (EIPQ: Balistreri, Busch-Rossnagel, & Geisinger, 1995) was used to assess participant perceptions of their current identity process characteristics.
For this purpose, 200 boys and girls (age-range 19-21 years), belonging to various colleges of city Amritsar, were administered Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status-2 (EOMEIS-2; Bennion & Adams, 1986), Emotional Autonomy Scale (EAS; Steinberg & Silverberg, 1986), and Family Environment Scale (FES; Moos & Moos, 1986).