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 (ĭ-răs′təs), Thomas Originally Thomas Lüber (or Lieber or Liebler). 1524-1583.
Swiss Protestant theologian and philosopher who opposed Calvinism and the use of excommunication as a punishment.


(ɪˈræs təs)

Thomas, 1524–83, Swiss-German theologian.
E•ras′ti•an, adj., n.
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Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the AU Commission, told reporters that Obama - during his two day stay in Addis Ababa - would also address the African continent from the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Selon le vice-president de la Commission de l'UA, Erastus Mwencha, le 25e sommet de l'Union abordera l'amelioration de l'economie de l'Afrique, le developpement des infrastructures, la pauvrete, la paix, la securite et les crises au continent, dont celles du Burundi et du Soudan du Sud.
In July 2012, the English High Court awarded Access Bank, a Nigerian bank, judgment in the sum of more Au600m against Dr Erastus Akingbola (the former CEO of a bank acquired by Access) as damages for misappropriating the bank's assets and operating an illegal share support scheme that led to the collapse of the bank.
The founder of this business got his training at the mills started by Erastus Bigelow in Clinton.
As Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the AU, said at an AU press conference on 28 January, Africa "tend(s) to end up with bad deals" for its minerals.
Abraham Lincoln, Letter to Erastus Corning and Others, in Lincoln: Political Writings and Speeches 172, 178 (Terrence Ball ed.
Mutembei HM (1) *, Tsuma VT (1), Muasa BT (1), Muraya J (1) and RM Erastus (1)
1592), the title character Soliman, having allowed his friend Erastus to woo his beloved Perseda, cries out in passionate regret: "Foolish Soliman, why did I strive, / To do him [Erastus] kindnes, and undoe my selfe?
The purpose of this MoU also is to provide a general framework to facilitate their cooperation by enhancing economic, financial and social development and set out a common approach to support private sector development in their respective institutions," stated Erastus Mwencha, deputy chairperson of the AUC.
It is thus important to keep the animals on the pasture and not to substitute pasture with the lick" said Erastus Ngaruka, Junior Technical Advisor for Animal Production.
Marzouki met, successively, with Secretary-General of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Habib Ben Yahia, African Union (AU) Commission's Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha and President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Ahmad al-Jarba.
KUWAIT, March 25 (KUNA) -- Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission Erastus Mwencha stressed here on Tuesday that the African Union has continued to follow with keen interest the developments in Arab countries over the years, including enduring efforts to create a Palestinian independent state.