Summa Theologica Glossary

Summa Theologica Glossary

anagogical

mystical

apprehension

anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen

ascertain

find something out for certain

beget

give rise to

causality

the relationship between cause and effect

convertible

able to be changed in form, function, or character

deficient

not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient

dimension

an aspect or feature of a situation, problem, or thing

doctrine

a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group

endeavor

try hard to do or achieve something

eternity

unending time

faculty

an inherent mental or physical power

ignorant

lacking knowledge or awareness in general

immutable

unchanging over time or unable to be changed

inasmuch

considering that

incorporeal

having no material existence

infinitude

the state or quality of having no limit

interminable

endless

magnitude

the great size or extent of something

multitude

a large number

permanence

the state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely

preamble

introduction

prior

existing or coming before in time, order, or importance

privation

a state in which things that are essential for human well-being such as food and warmth are scarce or lacking

reducible

capable of being simplified in presentation or analysis

similitude

the quality or state of being similar to something

subsistent

without dependence

supreme

superior to all others

terminate

bring to an end

virtuous

having or showing high moral standards

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