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Agunah

Agunah  

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A woman bound or ‘chained’ either to a missing husband or to one who refuses to divorce her. In Jewish law the State cannot intervene to grant a couple a divorce. The only way a married woman can ...
Babatha

Babatha  

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The owner of an archive of personal documents found in the Judaean desert. Babatha was a Jewish woman who lived in the province of Arabia in the first half of ...
birth

birth  

Syn: parturition. Delivery of an infant capable of independent existence, an event that occurs naturally when the cervix is fully dilated, at which stage the uterine, abdominal, and pelvic muscles ...
birth control

birth control  

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Any method that is used to reduce births, including celibacy, delayed marriage, contraception, and sterilization. See also family planning.
celibacy

celibacy  

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It is a high religious obligation to marry and have children (see PROCREATION, MARRIAGE, and BIRTH-CONTROL), so that the question of whether it is religiously proper to be celibate is really a ...
childhood

childhood  

A variable social construction, the concept of childhood barely existed in early America. In fact, this special period of growth and development experienced before accepting adult responsibilities ...
Commonwealth legislative powers

Commonwealth legislative powers  

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The Constitutions of the USA and Canada provided, for the framers of the Australian Constitution, two different models of federalism. The effect of the Canadian scheme, in the British North ...
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 ...
demography

demography  

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The statistical study of human populations, including size, structure, and changes.
domestic violence

domestic violence  

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A broad range of abusive behaviour against a partner or family member, often taking place in the home, in order to disempower and assert control over that individual. It is ...
dowry

dowry  

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Property that a wife gave to her husband on the day of their marriage; also known as ‘a marriage portion’.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton  

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(1815–1902),began her long career for woman's rights at the convention dedicated to this subject in her hometown of Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848. Soon thereafter she became the lifelong collaborator ...
Etiquette

Etiquette  

Correct behaviour, good manners; Heb. derekh eretz, ‘the Way of the Earth’, that is, how people on earth ought to conduct themselves. The term ‘the Way of the Earth’ suggests that the rules of ...
extrinsic material

extrinsic material  

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(aids to statutory interpretation)Material that is not included in the statute itself, but can help to clarify the meaning intended by Parliament (e.g. explanatory memoranda and parliamentary ...
family

family  

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Family bible a bible designed to be used at family prayers, typically one with space on its flyleaves for recording important family events.the family that prays together, stays together motto ...
family Law

family Law  

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A wide area of law which concerns family, domestic or personal relationships and regulation of the breakdown of those relationships. Primary concerns are the welfare of children and the resolution ...
family life

family life  

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Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act1998 guarantee respect for family life. The right to family life extends beyond formal relationships and legitimate ...
freedmen

freedmen  

 Emancipated slaves were more prominent in Roman society than in Greek city‐states or Hellenistic kingdoms (see slavery). Lat. lībertus/a designates the ex‐slave in relation to former owner ...
Gender Roles

Gender Roles  

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A set of behaviour patterns, attitudes, and personality characteristics stereotypically perceived as masculine or feminine within a culture. See also gender (1).
Gospel of St Mark

Gospel of St Mark  

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Papias states that the Gospel was written by St Mark, who drew his information from St Peter. Later tradition connects the Gospel with Rome. It may have been written by John Mark (see the previous ...

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