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subintelligitur

PRONUNCIATION:
(sub-in-tuh-LIJ-it-uhr)

MEANING:
noun: Something that is not stated but understood.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sub- (below) + intelligere (to understand, literally, to choose between), from inter- (between) + legere (to choose, collect, read). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leg- (to collect) that is also the source of lexicon, lesson, lecture, legible, legal, and select.

USAGE:
"We pray to God as a Person, as a larger self; but there must always be a subintelligitur that He is not a Person. Our forms of worship, public and private, imply some interference with the course of nature."
Benjamin Jowett; Life & Letters; 1886.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
All men -- whether they go by the name of Americans or Russians or Chinese or British or Malayans or Indians or Africans -- have obligations to one another that transcend their obligations to their sovereign societies. -Norman Cousins, author, editor, journalist and professor (1915-1990)

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