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prodigal

adjective careless, dissipated, dissipative, excessive, extravagant, heedless, immoderate, imprudent, intemperate, lavish, liberal, profligate, reckless, spendthrift, squandering, thriftless, unbridled, uneconomical, unrestrained, unthrifty, wanton, wasteful
See also: dissolute, generous, improvident, inordinate, liberal, needless, portentous, profligate, profuse, superfluous, unrestrained

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.

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The clothing of the prodigal son in the finest robe indicates not only a fresh start but also a break with a destructive and unpromising past.
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In the prodigal's parable, the father, the prodigal son, and the older brother, were given voices by the One who knows what occurs in the mind of every person (see Mt.
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.
His fall from grace is a nod to music's modern prodigal son, Pete Doherty.
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