Sententia


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Sententia

 

(1) A moralizing maxim. The following are examples of senientiae:“One should neither speak nor act in moments of anger” (Pythagoras); “Justice is the achievement of the chosen few, but truthfulness is the duty of every decent man” (V. O. Kliuchevskii). A variant of the sententia is the laconic expression called a gnome. German and French literature often use the term sententia to denote any apothegm, gnome, or pointed memorable saying.

(2) In juridical literature, an obsolete term formerly used to denote a judicial decision or sentence.

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