compages


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compages

(kəmˈpeɪdʒiːz)
n
(functioning as singular) a structure or framework
[C17: from Latin, from com- together + pag-, from pangēre to fasten]

Compages

 a system or linking of many parts.
Examples: compages of the Christian faith, 1724; of forces, 1860; of pipes and vessels; of body and spirit, 1740.
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What Ashbery's skaters seemed to promise for poetry as they sped about their rink was a synesthetic compages, a balling up of sensuous data into one exhilarating linguistic sphere.
Secundum hanc significationem, quae facile videtur orta esse ex ideologiis et systematibus non christianis--fortasse hodie ab us ipsis, qui publice ea propugnaverant, reiectis--reapse quodlibet peccatum esset sociale, quatenus tribuendum esset non tam conscientiae morali hominis, quam potius incerto cuidam enti et sine nomine consortioni, cuius generis condicio, systema, hominum societas, compages, instituta esse possunt.
Nulla condicio--sicut nullum institutum, nulla compages, nulla societas--ipsa per se est actuum moralium subiectum; quam ob rem ea potest per se nec bona esse nec mala.