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Word: temporal

Definition: of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly


Sentences Containing 'temporal'

The jurisdictions of the clergy, therefore, in their particular baronies or manors, were equally independent, and equally exclusive of the authority of the king's courts, as those of the great temporal lords.
The hospitality and charity of the clergy, too, not only gave them the command of a great temporal force, but increased very much the weight of their spiritual weapons.
But the temporal power of the clergy, the absolute command which they had once had over the great body of the people was very much decayed.
Receive temporal blessings without ostentation, when they are sent and thou shalt be able to part with them with all readiness and facility when they are taken from thee again.

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