lawgiver


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lawgiver

the giver of a code of laws, e.g. Moses, Justinian or Napoleon.
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Labella, who started out as a historian, journalist and documentarian, produced movies like 'Jesus of Nazareth', 'Marco Polo' and 'Moses the Lawgiver'.
For the state to function well, a ruling authority acts as a lawgiver, who will govern the city-state the way a good craftsman would fashion his product.
In the Book IX, once more he states that "all bad men are in all respects involuntarily bad" (861d: [phrase omitted]), revealing it was a central point in his conceptions about action, which the lawgiver has to consider in his task of enacting criminal laws.
But in time, after the winds of hatred and vengeance shall have flown away, he will be remembered as the greatest Filipino lawgiver.
Hoofnagle's position, presented almost as an afterthought, is that Marie 'manipulat[ed] the image of the king as lawgiver and peacemaker that Charlemagne and subsequent kings capitalized on' (p.
The lawgiver thus has to be certain that disobedience appears more costly than compliance.
As Roberts notes, the goal of sovereign marronage "is emancipation, its scope social-structural, its spatialization is polity-wide, its metaphysics includes the individual and the community, and its medium is the lawgiver" (p.
He cited three supporting texts, but failed to note that the New Testament was the product of an infant church strongly influenced by contemporary Hebrew images of Yahweh as warrior, lawgiver and covenanter.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Ottoman Sultan SE-leyman, the lawgiver, once said, "I would behead whoever cuts down a tree in my forests."
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J." is compiled and edited with and informative introduction by Thomas Park and is a 1053 page compendium comprised of 'A Treatise on Laws and God the Lawgiver'; 'A Defense of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith'; A Work on the Three Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity'.
Magna Carta was, after all, far from being the original all-English lawgiver. It was written in Latin and debated in Norman French by a king whose throne was, for the most part, across the Channel and whose son, Henry III, had to appeal to a European court (of Louis IX) to arbitrate his own dispute with his English barons fifty years later.