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separation

se puh ray shuhn

  • n  the state of lacking unity
  • n  coming apart
  • n  the distance between things
    fragile items require separation and cushioning
  • n  sorting one thing from others
    the separation of wheat from chaff
    the separation of mail by postal zones
  • n  the social act of separating or parting company
    the separation of church and state
  • n  the space where a division or parting occurs
    he hid in the separation between walls
  • n  the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)
  • n  (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
  • n  the act of dividing or disconnecting

  • RCA's Somer concedes that his technique is a compromise: too much separation results in an alteration of the original sound.
  • The Lesson Planner: Even before he got directly involved in politics, David Barton was a major voice in the debate over church-state separation.
  • Indeed, the very words "separation of church and state" do not say "separation of God and government.
News & Articles

  • Public schools, private beliefs
    Separation of church and state is enshrined in the US Constitution. But here's what's sometimes overlooked: While the state must not back any particular faith -- or even faith itself -- it also must not restrict expressions of faith. That distinction is crucial to how public schools treat religion.
    June 17, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • Veteran Rutherford sheriff's officer fired for gossip about sex
    MURFREESBORO - A Rutherford County Sheriff's detective who planned to run for election against the sheriff was fired for repeating gossip about sex within the department, according to his separation papers.
    June 17, 2013 - The Tennessean
  • Stringent Effluent Standards & Shrinking Water Resources Spur Demand for Membrane Separation Technologies, According ...
    GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Membrane Separation Technologies markets. Global market for Membrane Separation Technologies is projected to exceed US$19 billion by 2018, driven by increasing demand for clean water, expanding application areas, and stringent regulatory norms on release of effluents by paper, metal and chemical industries. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read ...
    June 14, 2013 - PRWeb
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Canada Free Press
    The report of Obama saying this: "With all due deference to the separation of powers, the court last week reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests - including foreign corporations - to spend without...
  • Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in Washington Post
    We separate church and state affairs in this country, and for good reason. No religion should dictate to the state nor should the state interfere with the free practice of religion. But in recent years, the notion of the separation of church and... Mitt Romney http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHsbJvd1A8Hj2N-SfDDingX9k3-RA Washington Post http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/06/AR2007120600569.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNERoSL_T9BIs4Z06gR8PcE35plDMA Dec 6, 2007 88259 117731 separation Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state, said in an Associated Press interview last week that religion is deeply rooted in American life despite the separation of church and state."

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