Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Exhibiting or requiring the exercise of great wisdom, especially in making difficult decisions: "The court also will have to make the Solomonic determination whether any age limit applies” ( Tom Wicker).

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  • adj. Relating to Solomon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Solomon, son of David and his successor as king of Israel: as, Solomonic wisdom.

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  • adj. exhibiting or requiring the wisdom of Solomon in making difficult decisions

Etymologies

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Solomon +‎ -ic

Examples

  • "That is what I call Solomonic jurisprudence," exclaimed the philosopher.

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  • But times have changed and it appears that in order to avert a mass exodus of shareholders from the medical products spin-off, Abbott, the board of directors came up with what can only be described as a Solomonic solution to the critical dividend issue.

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  • The hereditary rulers were known as the Solomonic Emperors of Ethiopia, a line unbroken until the last Emperor, Haile

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  • The hereditary rulers were known as the Solomonic Emperors of Ethiopia, a line unbroken until the last Emperor, Haile Selassie I, was deposed by a Soviet-backed military junta in 1974.

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  • They are called Solomonic for their resemblance to the columns erected by Solomon for his temple in Jerusalem.

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  • I especially like the magnanimous spin Lanny puts on his "Solomonic" proposal.

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  • Jacob, according to the testimony of Origen (contra Celsum, iv. 33), were used by numerous non-Jewish magicians; and the "Solomonic" incantations were considered as especially efficacious.

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  • More than 40 years ago, the late Yigael Yadin, who won fame as an army officer during Israel’s war for independence, turned to archeology, and after excavating the imposing ruins at Megiddo maintained that they were destroyed during the so-called Solomonic period.

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  • I think that some issues that have become normative ways for Christians to view Scripture (such as Solomonic authorship of Qoheleth, belief that the superscriptions in the Psalms are meant to be historical, etc.) are issues that need to be re-opened in the evangelical world.

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  • Americans have a dysfunctional, Solomonic, "split-the-difference" wisdom.

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