eminent vs imminent vs immanent :

eminent or imminent or immanent

By far the most common of these words is “eminent,” meaning “prominent,famous.” “Imminent,” in phrases like “facing imminent disaster,” means“threatening.” It comes from Latin minere, meaning “to project oroverhang.” Think of a mine threatening to cave in. Positive events canalso be imminent: they just need to be coming soon. The rarest of thethree is “immanent,” used by philosophers to mean “inherent” and bytheologians to mean “present throughout the universe” when referring toGod. It comes from Latin manere, “remain.” Think of God creating man inhis own image.When a government exercises its power over private property it is drawing on its eminent status in society, so the proper legal phrase is “eminent domain.”

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  • s  standing above others in quality or position
    eminent members of the community
  • s  of imposing height; especially standing out above others
    an eminent peak

  • s  close in time; about to occur
    in imminent danger

  • a  of a mental act performed entirely within the mind
    a cognition is an immanent act of mind
  • s  of qualities that are spread throughout something
    ambition is immanent in human nature
    we think of God as immanent in nature
News & Articles

  • Apollo Financial Group Steps Up With Alternative to Eminent Domain Proposal
    WASHINGTON D.C. -- via PRWEB - Wall Street's Apollo Financial Group poses an alternative solution to seizing mortgages by eminent domain and a paper by the New York Fed.
    June 15, 2013 - GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Fremont using eminent domain for crucial downtown road extension
    City officials say they have no plans right now to use eminent domain on other downtown properties, so nearby landlords and residents need not fear they're next for the wrecking ball.
    June 13, 2013 - Contra Costa Times
  • Eminent DomainBack On Table Following Fed's Latest Bailout Proposal
    We first discussed the possibility of state and local governments using eminent domain to 'save us' from further housing issues a year ago but now the NY Fed has gone one step further with an academic-based justification for why this process is not a "zero-sum-game" and will render all stakeholders better off . We can hear echoes of "trust us" in this commentary as the authors explain how ...
    June 12, 2013 - Zero Hedge

  • Hulu deal imminent as DirecTV reportedly wins bidding war
    A Hulu sale is imminent and DirecTV is the likely victor, according to multiple unnamed sources speaking to Pando Daily. This would be possibly the best case scenario for a strong Hulu move towards original content creation. DirecTV is a behemoth with 20 million subscribers and annual revenue of roughly $20 billion. It could easily afford to launch an aggressive slate of Netflix-type original ...
    June 13, 2013 - BGR News via Yahoo! News
  • Gauge a School's Commitment to Diversity Before Enrolling
    When the Supreme Court makes its imminent decision on Fisher v. University of Texas--Austin, admissions criteria for every college in the United States may be affected.
    June 13, 2013 - U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News
  • WI abortion law likely to send women to MN
    The imminent move to make Wisconsin the ninth state to require women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion will result in more women seeking abortion services in Minnesota, according to reproductive rights advocates.
    June 13, 2013 - KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul

  • The provisional schedule for 2014 Asian LMS is confirmed
    With the immanent conclusion of the inaugural Asian Le Mans Series plans have now been confirmed for the 2014 season. The provisional schedule for 2014 is: Korea, Inje: 6th July Japan, Fuji: 10th August China, Shanghai: 12th October China, Zhuhai: 26th October Malaysia, Sepang: 7th December Sporting Regulations The basis of the sporting regulations changes for 2014 are to make ... Keep reading
    Dec. 7, 2013 - Motorsport.com
  • Small fire burning in Utah County canyon
    A fire was burning Tuesday above the Third Water Hot Pots between Diamond Fork and Hobble Creek canyons in Utah County. What’s being called the Third Water Fire was 32 acres as of 8 p.m. Tuesday. A tweet from the Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands said the blaze was not an immanent threat. The fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. The cause of the fire has not been disclosed.
    Aug. 6, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune