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 (so͝om′ə, sŭm′ə)
n. pl. sum·mas or sum·mae (so͝om′ī, sŭm′ē)
A comprehensive treatise, especially in philosophy or theology.

[Medieval Latin, from Latin, the whole; see sum.]


n, pl -mae (-miː)
1. (Theology) medieval Christianity theol a compendium of theology, philosophy, or canon law, or sometimes of all three together. The Summa Theologica of St Thomas Aquinas, written between 1265 and 1274, was the most famous of all such compendia
2. rare a comprehensive work or survey
[C15: from Latin: sum1]


(ˈsʊm ə, ˈsʌm ə)

n., pl. sum•mae (ˈsʊm aɪ, ˈsʌm i) sum•mas.
a comprehensive work, esp. a philosophical or theological treatise, covering, synthesizing, or summarizing a field or subject.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin; Latin: sum]


[ˈsʊmɑː] nsumma
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In this sense, by the way, the Summula 390, II, from TST prdicts: "To the employee of a public company or mixed economy society, even if admittedupon approval by a public tender, it is not guaranteed the stability provided by the article 41 of the FC/1988 ".
De estas ultimas las mas conocidas son conscientiae casuum Summula (1627); Liber Theologiae moralis (1644), y Universae Theologiae moralis Problemata (1652-1666).
D'ANNIBALE, Summula theologiae moralis I, Romae 1896, pp.