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person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources aliterate , aliterate person
word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language cognate , cognate word
doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes divine right , divine right of kings
draw or derive from a source extract
free-living coccoid to rod-shaped bacteria that derive energy from oxidizing sulfur or sulfur compounds family Thiobacteriaceae , Thiobacteriaceae
endeavor of a Moslem scholar to derive a rule of divine law from the Koran and Hadith without relying on the views of other scholars; by the end of the 10th century theologians decided that debate on such matters would be closed and Muslim theology and la ijtihad
derive by reasoning infer
singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive monad , monas
Islamic scholar who engages in ijtihad, the effort to derive rules of divine law from Muslim sacred texts mujtihad
thought to derive from meteorites tektite
legal right to use and derive profit from property belonging to someone else provided that the property itself is not injured in any way usufruct
groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit vested interest
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