cardinal virtue

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one of the seven preeminent virtues

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In it, Howard suggests the description of magnificence in Antoninus's Summa was taken from a thirteenth-century tract on the cardinal virtues written by Henry of Rimini, the Dominican prior of SS.
It is a cardinal virtue, and therefore a natural one; it can be cultivated.
2 In religion, which T is the cardinal virtue which regulates the desire for pleasure?
Justice is a cardinal virtue and may open the way to a different approach.
He writes, "Because public managers must juggle efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, and equity in a political environment, it is generally conceded that efficiency cannot be the cardinal virtue of public service.
THE DAYS WHEN a balanced federal budget was a cardinal virtue of conservative government are long gone.
The State Board of Equalization disagreed with Auerbach in a unanimous vote, but, displaying the cardinal virtue that has sustained his profession over the ages (doggedness), the tax collector was considering a court challenge.
Patience is probably the cardinal virtue in racing, but it doesn't always gain its due reward and it was impossible not to feel sorry for all involved with Ashley Park after he had been narrowly beaten and pulled up lame.
Rigid moral systems are holdovers from the days when all of humanity lived in "command societies" where unquestioning obedience was the cardinal virtue.
Free marketeers love to tout efficiency as a cardinal virtue, but privatization would be terribly inefficient compared to the way Social Security operates.
Obedience to authority, most of all to the emperor, was the cardinal virtue.
harsh" [and therefore clearly definable] "opposites") than it does to the biblical text she interprets, her essay acknowledges "deference" as a cardinal virtue in translators and interpreters (98).
Superior customer service is both a cardinal virtue and a key companion of success in retailing today," said Andersen.
That there are two equal selves in any loving relationship introduces the cardinal virtue of justice, "the virtue according to which, with constant and perpetual will, someone renders to someone else her or his due rights.
The fourth cardinal virtue is prudence, "which determines what constitutes the just, faithful, and self-caring way of life" (123).