vital principle

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Synonyms for vital principle

a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed

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11, namely the generation of (inferior) living creatures, not on the basis of sexual reproduction, but by inclusion of a vital principle in a pneuma-containing natural residue.
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE strongly believes in philanthropy as a vital principle of modern life throughout the Arab world.
Shaikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Board Member of The Emirates Foundation, took part in the forum and said: "His Highness President Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believes greatly in philanthropy as a vital principle of modern life throughout the Arab world.
This is a vital principle of the veterinary profession that can be broken only where animal welfare would be compromised.
For a free church in a free country, this vital principle must be fiercely protected Communications must be transparent, timely and accurate not only in bishops' enclaves where policy is propagated, but also all the way down the Anglican hierarchy to parish grassroots.
While opening the door to a positive, strength-based approach to helping youth, the book reinforces a vital principle that tribal communities have embraced for centuries--every child is precious, and even those who are lost and marginalized can and should be reclaimed by society.
Our movement--the defense of the vital principle of religious liberty as protected by the church-state wall--depends on no election or political party.
Few portly Catholics consider ordering a Big Mac and double fries a matter sufficiently grave to separate them from God or to destroy the vital principle of charity in their hearts.
Circulation was a vital principle for the idea of the sanitary city, whether it involved circulation of water (drainage, water supply), air (ventilation of houses, parks as 'lungs') or people (crowds, traffic).
Yet this vital principle is under sustained assault today from well-heeled pressure groups such as the ADF.
The sole vital principle in whose name one "constructs Europe" today--"civil society"--rules out the construction of Europe, since left to itself this principle excludes all political construction.
Our prime concern is the safety of Amardeep but there is also a vital principle at stake here - the rights and freedoms of the press in a democratic society.
7] When one thus departs, life departs; and when life departs, all the functions of the vital principle depart.
It would uphold the vital principle of collective Cabinet responsibility.
Precedent is a vital principle in legal proceedings and today's decision establishes a tremendous precedent.