Essential Dignity

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Essential Dignity

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

When a planet or one of the luminaries (the Sun or the Moon) is located in one of the signs of the zodiac it is said to rule, then it is in its essential dignity, as distinct from its accidental dignity. Mars, for example, would be said to be in its essential dignity if found in the sign Aries.

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Much might be ruminated here, concerning the essential dignity of this regal process, because in common life we esteem but meanly and contemptibly a fellow who anoints his hair, and palpably smells of that anointing.
Some Catholics have examined the criminal justice system's racial bias, wrongful convictions, and botched executions, shining a light on the death penalty's ethical failings, 'these Catholic leaders are working toward the full development and use of restorative justice practices in order to honor the essential dignity of every human life.
Douglass concludes, "A man without force is without the essential dignity of humanity." (40)
He focused on their essential dignity and value as created by God.
Instead, it is the way the museum arrays these objects that expresses the full tragedy of slavery and the essential dignity and resilience of the human spirit.
As noted, crime is a powerful moral determinant that undercuts empathy and even the acknowledgment of the essential dignity of the people who have been convicted.
On the other hand, the deleterious effects on lesbian co-parents include the pain and hardship that actually goes to their essential dignity. The Vital Statistics Act, s 9, was struck down, with the Court allowing a delay of 12 months for the declaration of invalidity, to give the government the opportunity to remedy the constitutional defects.
Provision for special military courts must be without compromising the essential dignity of the judiciary, reiterated the senior lawyer.
20 or 30 years ago, there was still a traditional British reserve - largely unspoken - which held sway and characterised the essential dignity of our Island race.
of the U.S., Remarks, The Essential Dignity of Man 4 (Newark, N.J., Morrow Citizens Association on Correction Nov.
323, 402 (1974) ("The right of a man to the protection of his own reputation from unjustified invasion and wrongful hurt reflects no more than our basic concept of the essential dignity and worth of every human being--a concept at the root of any decent system of ordered liberty." (quoting Rosenblatt v.

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