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lawgiver

the giver of a code of laws, e.g. Moses, Justinian or Napoleon.
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Muslims, Christians and Jews lived side by side in relative peace and harmony for centuries, as the three lawgivers stand side-by-side above the House today.
On this point, the authors go so far as to claim openly that America's lawgivers made improvements on "the ancient mode of preparing and establishing regular plans of government." (10) The Federalist discusses three differences between the Americans and the ancients in their approaches to founding.
When our founding fathers were creating this wonderful new country, John Adams wrote, "It has been the will of Heaven that we should be thrown into existence at a period when the greatest philosophers and lawgivers of antiquity would have wished to live ...
The lawgivers in Rome thought everyone would learn better if taught in Latin.
Starting with Aristotle's ethnographical passage in the Politics (8.7.1327b18-38), according to which differences among the natural character traits of the various nations of human beings-and hence differences in the case with which lawgivers can lead them to virtue--are related to the different climates in which they live, this paper fleshes out some of Aristotle's most prominent views about natural character and its implications regarding who can and who cannot become virtuous and happy.
In those cases, the Institute's report argues, Bulgarian lawgivers snubbed public interest in favor of private ones.
literary accounts of the various early lawgivers. We trace these common
One might by that reasoning take a chisel to the friezes of the Supreme Court building, on the theory that depicting lawgivers of the past constitutes government endorsement of Judaism, Islam, Confucianism or the pagan tenets of ancient Rome.
The implications of this are important for giving Jesus authority through the Hebrew prophets and lawgivers, helping to establish the claim that he was the Messiah.
Mine are counsel and advice Mine is strength; I am understanding By me kings reign And lawgivers establish justice ...
Written by John David Lewis (Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University) Early Greek Lawgivers is a scholarly study of the men who brought and administrated law in early Greek city states.
Lemelle concluded that an Orthodox icon of Jesus on a wall in the Slidell City Court could remain because city officials had surrounded it with pictures of 15 lawgivers from history and a copy of the Constitution.