• WordNet 3.6
    • n temporality the worldly possessions of a church
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: David Atchison, as president pro tempore of the Senate in 1849, was U-S president for one day - Sunday, March 4th - pending the inauguration of President-elect Zachary Taylor on Monday, March 5th.
    • Temporality That which pertains to temporal welfare; material interests; especially, the revenue of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tenements, or lay fees, tithes, and the like; -- chiefly used in the plural. "Supreme head, . . . under God, of the spirituality and temporality of the same church."
    • Temporality The laity; temporality.
    • Temporality The state or quality of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n temporality In English law, the state or character of being temporary: opposed to perpetuity.
    • n temporality The laity.
    • n temporality A secular possession; specifically (in the plural), property and revenues of a religious corporation or an ecclesiastic, held for religious uses: contradistinguished from spiritualities, or matters of which the civil courts have no jurisdiction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Temporality what pertains to temporal welfare:
    • n Temporality (pl.) secular possessions, revenues of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tithes, and the like
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  • Siddha Nagarjuna
    Siddha Nagarjuna
    “This body, full of faults, has yet one great quality: Whatever it encounters in this temporal life depends upon one's actions.”
  • John Updike
    “That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. temporalitas, in LL., possessions of the church: cf. F. temporalité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. tempus, time.


In literature:

In spiritual and temporal affairs he was equally busy.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter" by Percy Addleshaw
The loss of their spiritual jurisdiction in England was part of the price paid by the Popes for their temporal possessions in Italy.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
The doctrine of D'Holbach's supper-table had for a short space the arm of flesh and the sword of the temporal power on its side.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)" by John Morley
With every sin there is the moral guilt and the temporal penalty.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
They place their moral law and their ancient faith above temporal advantage.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
Still the two ran together: the temporal and spiritual power in one pair of hands; and so on and on, from Atlantis downwards.
"London Lectures of 1907" by Annie Besant
The danger which he feared was not merely a danger to his temporal domain in Italy.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
In the simplest kind of temporal rhythm, therefore, where the beats are, say, drum-taps of equal force, the primary element is time.
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
But before our going into the city there was a stirring conflict of authority concerning us between the temporal and the spiritual powers.
"The Aztec Treasure-House" by Thomas Allibone Janvier
But all this time William's temporal wants were increasingly pressing.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles

In poetry:

These light afflictions are but temporal
things —
To rise above them, wilt Thou lend me
"In Convalescence" by Fay Inchfawn
Will ye who fling defiance forth,
Against a temporal foe,
And rather die, than stoop to wear
The chains that gall you so,--
"Beechenbrook - VII" by Margaret Junkin Preston
But now all temporal relief does fail,
To men of sense and piety I send,
O'er land and sea, concerning this odd ail,
And for advice on which I may depend.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
Now breaking up the crust of temporal strife,
Who reads their acts enshrined in History, sees
That Tyrants were the Revolutionaries,
The Rebels men heart-vowed to hallowed life.
"The Century Of Garibaldi" by George Meredith
MOSCON. Clarin, from the first to last,
All your life you've been a trickster,
A smart temporizing toady,
A bold flatterer, a trimmer,
Since you praise the thoughts of others,
And ne'er speak your own.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Are we pledged to craven silence? Oh, fling it to the wind,
The parchment wall that bars us from the least of human kind,
That makes us cringe and temporize, and dumbly stand at rest,
While Pity's burning flood of words is red-hot in the breast!
"On The Capture Of Fugitive Slaves Near Washington" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Spontaneous temporal meningoencephaloceles are unusual.
Judge Sarah K Mullican was appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore in Terre Haute City Court, effective Jan 1, 2011.
Judge Julian L Ridlen was appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore in Howard Superior Court 2, effective Jan 1, 2011.
Assembly minority names new Leader Pro Tempore .
Senate President Pro Tempore David Long hosted a fraud prevention workshop at the Community Center on Main Street on Tuesday.
T here is some degree of dissent among the psychic /astrologic community as to what our political future is -- and most temporize in saying that it involves a long, nuanced discussion -- but the bottom line consensus is that Obama stays.
Identifying complexity results for qualitative spatial or temporal calculi has been an important research topic in the past 15 years.
A temporally uncertain Otterbein tableau .
NAD reviews Exergen's ad claims for temporal thermometers.
Easter parades capture New Orleans' unique mix of spiritual, temporal .
A New Algorithm for the Simple Temporal Problem.
The Simple Temporal Problem (STP) is a sub-problem of almost any planning or scheduling problem involving time constraints.
The article presents an approach to modeling spatio- temporal comprehension in situated dialogue.
Gultekin Ozsoyoglu, Richard T Snodgrass, "Guest Editors' Introduction to Special Section On Temporal and Real-Time Databases," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol 7, no.
A temporally uncertain Otterbein tableau.

In science:

We also find that the temporal behavior of s0 is given simply by s0 (τ ) ≈ τ 1/4 , We now turn our attention to studying planetesimal velocities in the mass range 1 . x . xc .
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
The temporal progression of the density distribution in galactocentric radius for this simulation is shown in Figure 2b.
Dynamical Friction on Star Clusters near the Galactic Center
It indicates that the temporal fluctuation of the Hadamard walk can be controlled.
Fluctuations of Quantum Random Walks on Circles
In Sec. 3, we introduce a temporal standard deviation σN (n) and compute it explicitly.
Fluctuations of Quantum Random Walks on Circles
Similarly with Fig. 3(a), the temporal standard deviations at the position n = 0 are independent of the parameter α and the minimum values are located near α = 1/√2.
Fluctuations of Quantum Random Walks on Circles