chronological past

chronological past

[‚krän·ə¦lāj·ə·kəl ′past]
(relativity)
The chronological past relative to a set of points S in a space-time M is the set of points in M which can be reached from S by past-directed timelike curves.
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7) Christians, especially since Origen, one of the Greek Fathers of the Church, have understood this not as a completed act, referring it to the chronological past, nor have they seen it as a simple endowment of humanity with godlike qualities.
Emphasis on protecting the chronological past use of a downstream state reflects the notion of absolute territorial integrity.