Civil Law and Justice
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Law in the Ancient Near East
Law in the Ancient Near East An overview of the legal tradition and codified laws of ancient Near Eastern societies.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Civil Law and Justice
Civil Law and Justice. Civil law deals with private disputes between individuals occasioned by debt, divorce, inheritance, or other relationships. In contrast, criminal law deals with crimes, that is, actions the state prohibits and takes steps to punish, such as murder, treason, or theft. In civil cases
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Civil Law and Justice
CIVIL LAW AND JUSTICE* Civil law deals with private disputes between individuals occasioned by debt, divorce, inheritance, or other relationships. In contrast, criminal law deals with crimes such as murder, treason, or theft. In civil cases the guilty party is asked to compensate the victim in an appropriate
A Catholic Dictionary
Civil Law
civil law. The law of Rome, beginning with the Twelve Tables, and ending with the Code and Pandects of Justinian, is so called. Immense powers of mind were employed during many centuries in harmonising, rationalising, and completely adapting to the wants of social life, the laws of Rome. On this see
Compton’s Encyclopedia
civil rights
civil rightsHuman rights traditionally have been put in two categories, natural rights and civil rights. Natural rights are those that belong to individuals by virtue of their humanity: the right to remain alive, to sustain life with food and shelter, and to follow the dictates of their conscience.
Civil Rights Act
Civil Rights ActIn 1964 the U.S. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, which was intended to end discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin. It is often called the most important U.S. law on civil rights since Reconstruction (1865–77). Title I of the act guarantees equal voting
civil rights movement
civil rights movementThe mass movement for racial equality in the United States known as the civil rights movement started in the late 1950s. Through nonviolent protest actions, it broke through the pattern of racial segregation, the practice in the South through which black Americans were not allowed
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Civil Rights
civil rights. The legal *rights of the citizens of a state. Civil rights are differentiated from both *human rights and *natural rights in that they are protected and enforced by law. Civil rights are coterminous with both human rights and natural rights to the extent that they are generally viewed as
Dictionary of Theological Terms
AcceptilationIn Roman commercial law acceptilatio was a verbal discharge from obligation, an imaginary payment. “A creditor is an absolute owner of his own property, and if he pleases to discharge his debtor from his obligation to pay the debt which he owes him, he can do so by a word without any literal
Civil Law
Civil LawOne of the three major divisions of OT law*—moral, ceremonial and civil. The Westminster Confession of Faith (chap. 19, sec. 4) states the purpose of civil law: “To them [Israel] also, as a body politic, he gave sundry judicial laws, which expired together with the state of that people, not
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Civil Rights
CIVIL RIGHTS Basis for civil rights is grounded in the impartiality of God (Deut. 10:17–18; Acts 10:34; cp. Luke 20:21), in the created order by which all persons are made in the image of God (Gen. 1:27–28; 9:6), and in the redemptive work of Christ (Gal. 3:28).Mosaic law distinguished between sojourners
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Civil Religion
Civil Religion. Also called civic, public, or political religion, civil religion designates widespread acceptance of a body of religio-political traits connected with a nation’s history and destiny. It relates a society to ultimate meaning, enables self-interpretation, and functions as the integrating
Civil Rights
Civil Rights. An entitlement that citizens possess over against the state or other citizens as contained in a constitution and statutory law. “Civil rights” may refer to general rights—such as classic freedom of speech, press, religion, and assembly—commonly called civil liberties. More often people
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