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cha·ris·ma

 (kə-rĭz′mə)
n. pl. cha·ris·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
1.
a. A rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm.
b. Personal magnetism or charm: a television news program famed for the charisma of its anchors.
2. also char·ism (kăr′ĭz′əm) Christianity An extraordinary power, such as the ability to perform miracles, granted by the Holy Spirit.

[Greek kharisma, divine favor, from kharizesthai, to favor, from kharis, favor; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]
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[phrase omitted] (18) Solemn, solemn is the Marquis of Lu, respectfully bright [is] his charismatic power. Respectful and careful, having awe-inspiring dignity (wei) and deportment, he is a model to the people.
Then there is reference power, also known as charismatic power. On encountering a new group of people, we may gain or give power based on observed accents, appearance or another attribute possessed by some individuals but not others.
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The prophet was first and foremost a person of charismatic power. It is important to note that in the narrative surrounding the call of Prophet Samuel and the formation of his independent church, there are references to invocation of the Spirit, prophecy, visions, and revelation, and also healing.
Both Anderson, in his essay on Javanese power (1990), and Geertz, in his book Negara: The theatre state in nineteenth-century Bali (1980), draw attention to the ways in which the achievement of charismatic power in particular requires effective performance.
Temperton's tunes for the album - the title track, Rock With You and Burn This Disco Out - allowed Jackson's charismatic power full rein.
Referent power and charismatic power are more or less similar with each other.
More recent rhetorical studies highlight the text's role in generating charismatic power in a given situation.
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This occurs both through delegation of charismatic power to loyal officials, and through the eventual (though not inevitable) transfer of charisma to what Weber calls the "charisma of office" (1978, 248).
But this classy lady has a charismatic power that belies her tiny frame.