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abduction

abduction  

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N.Wrongfully taking away or detaining another person, usually by force or fraud. See child abduction; false imprisonment; kidnapping.
affective individualism

affective individualism  

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An alleged (though controversial) change in family life, said to have accompanied the demographic, industrial, and capitalist revolutions which occurred in 18th-century England, and since experienced ...
amoral familism

amoral familism  

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Social action persistently oriented to the economic interests of the nuclear family. In a controversial account of poverty in a village in southern Italy (The Moral Basis of a Backward Society, ...
Baby and Child Care

Baby and Child Care  

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The paediatrician Benjamin Spock’s Commonsense Book of Baby and Child Care was first published by Pocket Books in 1946. In the same year, the 25c. paperback edition was published as ...
Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co.

Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co.  

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259 U.S. 20 (1922), argued 7–8 Mar. 1922, decided 15 May 1922 by vote of 8 to 1; Taft for the Court, Clarke, without opinion, in dissent. Immediately following the unexpected invalidation of the ...
biologically unique species

biologically unique species  

A species that is the only living representative of an entire genus or family.
canoness

canoness  

The name was first used in the 8th cent. of communities of women who lived in common but did not renounce their property. They were later known as ‘secular canonesses’ and are now extinct. After the ...
castellany

castellany  

The basic comital territorial structure of Flanders from 993/4 on. The original military function broadened later into economic and judicial administration. Its court handled civil and criminal ...
child welfare

child welfare  

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a range of socio-economic changes, including a decline in family size, the growth of industry, urbanization, immigration, and the expansion of public ...
civil society

civil society  

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The set of intermediate associations which are neither the state nor the (extended) family; civil society therefore includes voluntary associations and firms and other corporate bodies. The term has ...
Clerical Milieu

Clerical Milieu  

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This entry is divided into two parts, the first surveying the use of the clerical milieu by British writers, and the second pointing out the manner in which the choice ...
cohabitation

cohabitation  

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Living together under one roof in a marital, de facto marital, or marriage-like relationship in the absence of a formal marriage, whether the partners are heterosexual or homosexual. See also ...
comity

comity  

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N.1 (comitas gentium) Neighbourly gestures or courtesies extended from one state to another, or others, without accepting a legal obligation to behave in that manner. Comity is founded upon the ...
Courtship and Dating.

Courtship and Dating.  

Colonial Americans generally cared more about the suitability of their marriage partners than about love, which they expected to develop after marriage. As a result, couples courted publicly and ...
courtship and marriage

courtship and marriage  

Most Canadians have affirmed heterosexuality through marriage, although their numbers and the rituals and relationships they have adopted have varied tremendously. Religions and, later, the state ...
dead

dead  

According to a common opinion, the dead in the Middle Ages played no role in the affairs of the living: Christians honoured their dead, prayed for them, offered a cult ...
Deborah

Deborah  

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A biblical prophet and leader who inspired the Israelite army to defeat the Canaanites. The ‘Song of Deborah’, a song of victory attributed to her, is thought to be one of the oldest sections of the ...
Defenses of Marriage

Defenses of Marriage  

Nearly all Protestant reformers advocated both clerical and lay marriage, and nearly all themselves were married, though Huldrych Zwingli and Thomas Cranmer did so secretly. Some wrote actual ...
Democracy in America

Democracy in America  

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(1835–1840). Alexis de Tocqueville's two-volume Democracy in America has endured as a classic study of American society and institutions. While nineteenth-century intellectuals read Tocqueville ...
demographics

demographics  

Statistics that describe the characteristics of a population, such as age, sex, race, family size, income, and location of residence.

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