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abuse of power

Subject: Law

In administrative law and trusts, improper use (misuse) of a discretionary power (e.g. to decide claims, allocate rights): Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth). In ...

abuse of power

abuse of power   Reference library

Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
126 words

...abuse of power In administrative law and trusts, improper use (misuse) of a discretionary power (e.g. to decide claims, allocate rights): Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth). In trade practices, abuse of market power is misuse of a dominant position to undertake unlawful activities such as predatory pricing . Abuse of power is at the heart of breaches of fiduciary duty . In company law , general meetings must be conducted within the powers set out in the company’s constitution and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth); fraud or...

abuse of power

abuse of power  

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Overview Page
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Law
In administrative law and trusts, improper use (misuse) of a discretionary power (e.g. to decide claims, allocate rights): Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth). In trade ...
On the Future of Women and Politics in the Arab World

On the Future of Women and Politics in the Arab World   Reference library

Heba Raouf Ezzat

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,961 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...on the side of democratic change. Many feminists decided to join the official and formal bodies of women in the region and make use of the authoritarian power delegated to those bodies to achieve change and see the feminist agenda applied, giving democratic demands less priority and human rights concerns less attention. Different figures have been co-opted and one can even talk about a “ fem-inization of authoritarianism ” that is taking place in the region in most of the countries. It is a strategy abused by regimes to improve their image and at the...

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,052 words
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Oxford University Press
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...tells the servant Curtis of the foul and uncomfortable journey Katherine has suffered. When Petruccio and Katherine arrive, Petruccio abuses the servants, rejects the food they bring, and insists that Katherine goes to bed hungry: alone, he explains that his strategy is to break her spirit by depriving her of food and sleep, always pretending that he is doing so for her own good, and he asks whether anyone in the audience knows of a better way of taming a shrew. 4.2 Hortensio leads Tranio where he may see the mutual courting of Bianca and Lucentio: Tranio...

King John

King John   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,371 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...the most modern in sensibility of all the history plays despite being set furthest in the past, King John was probably written between Richard II and 1 Henry IV (with both of which, particularly the former, it shares some rare vocabulary), in 1596 . Text: The play was first printed in the Folio in 1623 , apparently from a scribal transcript of foul papers : the removal of profanities and the use of act divisions suggests that this manuscript was prepared for a projected revival after the Act to Restrain the Abuses of Players and after the King’s...

Islam and Secularism

Islam and Secularism   Reference library

Asghar Ali Engineer

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
3,243 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...and deal with them justly. Allah loves doers of justice. The above verse is a good example of secular ethos. If others do not fight you in matters of your faith and allow you to profess, practice and propagate your faith, you should respect them and deal with them justly. This is precisely what our own secular constitution says and this is what secular constitutions world over emphasise. Also, in 6:109 the Qur'an prohibits Muslims from abusing people of other faiths or their gods as in turn they will abuse Allah. This verse also makes a much more...

Zephaniah

Zephaniah   Reference library

Rex Mason and Rex Mason

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
3,468 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Zephaniah's ministry in the time of King Josiah (640–609 bce ). Many commentators have accepted this and seen his attacks especially on the religious syncretism of Judah as predating Josiah's reform of 621 bce . It is argued that such abuses would not have existed after the clean-up described in 2 Kings 23:4–24 (e.g. Roberts 1991 : 163 ). We may suspect that the account of Josiah's reform has been somewhat exaggerated, especially in the light of the subsequent fierce attacks of Jeremiah and Ezekiel on the religious life of Judah. Even if that is so,...

Islam and the Challenge of the Modern World

Islam and the Challenge of the Modern World   Reference library

Shabbir Akhtar

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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6,182 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of leading to perdition. It is an apt observation for our purposes here, intimating as it does the dangers of abusing powerful and profound faiths. The potential threat of “political religion,” for want of a better phrase, is all too obvious, especially when it strikes alliance with human arrogance and lust for domination. There can be no easy complacency these days, arguing as we do for the necessity of religion to generations that barely care. There are many today who have no wish to be “saved,” to be “successful” in the eyes of God....

The Second Message of Islam

The Second Message of Islam   Reference library

Mahmoud Mohamed Taha

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
10,854 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...wrongdoers are of two levels. On one level there are those who worship other than God, and persist in doing so, while on the other level there are those who appear to submit to God in obedience, but transgress upon the rights of other people and do them injustice. The verse decrees that freedom be withdrawn from those who abuse it, such withdrawal being proportionate to the degree of abuse: for the disbelievers the law of war, and hardship of iron, while to the transgressors, the law of peace and adjudication of rights. This is the meaning of the expression...

Sensibility

Sensibility   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
7,039 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...the humanitarian reformers of the later eighteenth century could be laid at the door of that masculine world against which the culture defined itself and which moral reformers wished to enter and to change. The wide range of ‘obvious and pointless physical suffering’ they protested came to include the cruel treatment of animals; the mistreatment of children, of the sick, and the insane; the corporal punishments of public flogging and executions; imprisonment for debt; *duelling ; the abuse and exploitation of the poor [ see *poverty, 12 ]; *press-gangs ;...

Henry IV Part 2

Henry IV Part 2   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,727 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...been purged of oaths in compliance with the Act to Restrain the Abuses of Players , but seems otherwise complete, though in one respect the play does respond to earlier censorship. Although Shakespeare had by now adopted the surname Falstaff for Sir John (though in the quarto one speech prefix still calls him Oldcastle), the play’s Epilogue carefully points out that he is not Oldcastle—thereby, however, drawing attention to the fact that in 1 Henry IV he was. Sources: As with 1 Henry IV , Shakespeare drew on the anonymous The Famous Victories of Henry V , ...

Women

Women   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,844 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Revolution in France ( 1790 ) of the women who met the French royal family on their return to Paris as ‘the furies of hell, in the abused shape of the vilest of women’, she acidly responded: ‘Probably you mean women who gained a livelihood by selling vegetables or fish … who never had any advantages of education.’ While criticizing Burke, Wollstonecraft herself was often scathing in her comments on women. Many historians have commented on what certainly appears sometimes to be extreme misogyny, but we need to reiterate the lack of adequate terminology available...

Religion

Religion   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,549 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...headway in an awakening popular opinion, drawing on old resentments of clerical presumption and on a new awareness of abuses in the administration of the Church. Clergy with their eyes on promotion and emoluments; absentees who turned the spiritual care of their parishioners over to ill-paid curates; the widespread practice of holding more than one living: all these defects were looked on with genuine concern by church reformers, but little progress was to be made in remedying them until the 1830s. In the countryside, tithe was particularly vexing because...

Richard III

Richard III   Reference library

Randall Martin and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,559 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

...as required by the Act to Restrain the Abuses of Players ( 1606 ), which sought to banish profanity from the stage. Some scholars have speculated that the Folio text may be Shakespeare’s revision of the play first represented by Q1, but the opposite is more likely—that the play underlying Q1 probably represents a streamlined adaptation of the Folio text (the longest play in the canon other than Hamlet ) , better accommodated to actual conditions of stage performance. Sources: Richard III synthesizes a diverse range of facts and contexts from historical,...

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,203 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

...one by one he asks three of them to kill him, saying he has seen Caesar’s ghost again and knows his time has come, but each refuses. After the others fly, however, Strato agrees to hold Brutus’ sword while he runs upon it, and Brutus dies saying he killed Caesar less willingly. Octavius and Antony find his body and speak of his virtues, distinguishing his high motives from those of the other conspirators. Artistic features: Julius Caesar is both a triumphant display of rhetoric and a stringent examination of its uses and abuses, its characters lucid and...

Religion and Liberty

Religion and Liberty   Reference library

Mehdi Bazargan

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
8,567 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...none of whom survived. After her children grew too old to be swaddled, she told us, she would tie them down with a piece of rope so they would not wander by the side of the pool and drown, or engage in dangerous games while she was away doing chores. Restrictions, as this anecdote demonstrates, are not necessarily hostile measures. One should not attribute the oppressive rule of the medieval church entirely to ill-intent and enmity. Indeed, many of the fathers of the church seem to have been devout, kind, and innocent of abuse or...

1 Peter

1 Peter   Reference library

Eric Eve and Eric Eve

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
8,469 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...It must refer rather to the type of verbal abuse, harassment, and social pressure already referred to in the letter, perhaps coupled with the sporadic but ever-present threat of more violent local persecution fomented by hostile pagan neighbours. The brief doxology at v. 11 ( cf. 4:11 ) concludes this final division of the body of the letter, which has itself summarized the main argument of the letter. Epistolary Closing ( 5:12–14 ) v. 12 succinctly states the purpose of the letter. Grace ( charis ) has a number of meanings for this author; here it may...

Democracy or Shuracracy

Democracy or Shuracracy   Reference library

Murad Hofmann

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,074 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...democracy, since an Islamic parliament when engaging in legislation will always feel the breath of the Shari’ah on its neck and refrain from violating it. 7 Instead of mindlessly stumbling over offensive vocabulary like “people's rule,” Muslims should realize that the primary goal of democracy—preventing the abuse of power through a systematic control of government and a balance of power—is a key Islamic concern. How to improve and ensure better welfare of the people, equality, and justice? In an Islamic democracy, this goal would be addressed primarily...

Kinship and Kingship: The Early Monarchy

Kinship and Kingship: The Early Monarchy   Reference library

Carol Meyers

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
20,793 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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...abuses. Linking the Israelite state with the concept of divine favor makes the issue of morality all the more difficult, overshadowing all critical assessments. Yet the profound moral questions about the consolidation of power in the hands of a few should remain in the larger field of vision on which the specific shapes of Israelite monarchic rule will be sketched. Let us begin with some conceptual and chronological definitions. Defining state is as difficult as defining the word tribe . Indeed, the comparison of state systems of...

Islam vs. Marxism and Capitalism

Islam vs. Marxism and Capitalism   Reference library

Mustafā Mahmūd

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,177 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...and Islam] (Cairo: Dār al-Ma‘arif, 1975), pp. 66–79. Notes 1. ‘Umar b. al-Khattāb: second Caliph after death of Muhammad. 2. Abū-Dharr al-Ghiffārī: companion of the Prophet, known for his humility and asceticism. Because of his criticism of abuses of wealth he has been adopted recently as the first socialist. 3. zakāt : obligatory tax on capital holdings enjoined by Muhammad. 4. Sunna: the practice of the Prophet. Mustafā Mahmūd ...

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