megatherian


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Related to megatherian: megatherian mammal, Giant sloth
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Noun1.megatherian - a large extinct ground slothmegatherian - a large extinct ground sloth  
edentate - primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
family Megatheriidae, Megatheriidae - extinct ground sloths
ground sloth, megathere - gigantic extinct terrestrial sloth-like mammal of the Pliocene and Pleistocene in America
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political order, this megatherian concept is expressly rejected as out
In a democratic political order, this megatherian concept is expressly rejected as out of accord with the democratic understanding of social good, and with the actual make-up of the human community." (166) It hardly seems fitting to describe a statute that has been enforced once in eighty-one years in such Orwellian terms, but Justice Douglas's program was broader than one little blue law.
This idea is the centerpiece of Justice Douglas's Poe dissent (222): Rubenfeld's Orwellian state is the megatherian conception Douglas feared.