The dictionary compilers of the 17th century were not concerned primarily with the philosophical meaning of convenance; for them the term meant little more than a relationship of conformity, something not quite so simple as rapport, but that is all. We must look elsewhere for the notion that it is the quality which constitutes the relationship between the real and the ideal, which is the force that it possesses in Montesquieu’s definition of justice.


Eternal Truth Moral Conscience Perfect Goodness Teleological View Divine Plan 
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  • Sheila Mary Mason

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