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1) divine right. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Authority is transmitted to a ruler from his ancestors, whom God himself appointed to rule. Because the sovereign was responsible not to the governed, but to God...

2) laissez-faire. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Formulations of the DoctrineHistorically, laissez-faire was a reaction against mercantilism, a system of commercial controls in which industry and trade, especially...

3) privacy, rights of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), which voided a state statute preventing the use of contraceptives, that the modern doctrine of privacy emerged....

4) rationalism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Associated with rationalism is the doctrine of innate ideas and the method of logically deducing truths about the world from "self-evident" premises. Rationalism...

5) cloth of gold. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...From remote times gold has been used as material for weaving either alone or with other fibers. In India tapestries were made from gold threads as fine as silk. Cloth...

6) absolute music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hence it is always instrumental, although not all instrumental music is absolute. Bach's Art of Fugue is an example of absolute music....

7) soliloquy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Richard III's opening speech, "Now is the winter of our discontent." The form was quite popular in Elizabethan drama, notably in the plays of Shakespeare. The soliloquy...

8) Bakelite. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Bakelite is a condensation polymer of formaldehyde and phenol. In practice, the phenol and formaldehyde are first polymerized to a small extent by using the proper...

9) Gallienus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When his father was in the East, Gallienus checked the Alemanni near Milan, and even after the capture of Valerian he was successful. Later, however, the provinces...

10) Chiatura. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...One of the world's largest manganese producers, Chiatura alone accounted for half of the world's manganese trade before World War I. The ore is shipped to the Black...

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