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properties attributable to your ancestry

the point of intersection of coordinate axes

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the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived

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From the fourth century when Constantine adopted Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire, to the papal crisis of the medieval period, onward to Henry VIII's break with Rome and the consequent creation of the Church of England, up to the American Founding period, he surveys more than two thousand years of Western political development in order to recover the deep origins of the much cherished American principles of separation of church and state as well as freedom of conscience.
The resort to deep origins is not unique to American legal scholarship on the Religion Clauses.
It is difficult, therefore, to justify the resort to deep origins if the Western European religious and political milieu from which American constitutional thought, especially on the relationship between religion and government, arose offered similar resources and arguments.
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