Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The goddess of law and order; the patroness of existing rights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Greek goddess, the personification of law, order, and abstract right; hence, law and justice personified.
  • n. The twenty-fourth planetoid, discovered by De Gasparis at Naples in 1853.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) the Titaness who was goddess of justice in ancient mythology

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Examples

  • In religious ritual we hear of a number of specific commands and prohibitions which are described as themis or ou themis (“not themis”) respectively to indicate that certain ritual practices are part of the established order of life.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Refusing to have sex with someone due to their race is an action to the same degree that refusing to serve themis.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Activist Government” and the Rights of Minorities

  • There are so many ways you can thank the soldiersand one of themis through this site: www.

    Happy Holidays!

  • It's that his idea of fixing themis no different than Bush's, Henry Paulson's or Robert Rubin's.

    Obama's Bank Problem

  • Cowards -- and each of themis a coward -- stay home and order death and destruction to be unleashed thousands of miles away.

    'Soldiers work for corporations, not for the people'

  • It can also be ordered through an independent bookstore with Booksense. themis asked: One of the things that I really loved about the Ile-Rien books was that they're set in a different time period than most fantasy.

    January 5th, 2007

  • The image of Themis, or the lady of justice is from hk-laws. net/pics/themis. jpg

    Right to Counsel

  • But if your strengths are those activities that make you feel strong, then the person best qualified to identify themindeed, the only person qualified to identify themis you.

    Go Put Your Strengths to Work

  • My phemous themis race is run, so let Demoncracy take the highmost!

    Finnegans Wake

  • It is also of interest that he proposes to investigate the saying — that is, his version of it — and even to prove it wrong; although (as he also says) it is "ordained" (themis, an established right) that the gods do not lie.

    I.F. Stone's Socrates

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