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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medieval music, the writing of full-faced notes in outline only, by which their value was reduced one half.

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  • It was not merely the human aspect that was at first inadequate to the Divine; for, through the medium of the voluntary ` evacuatio, 'it dragged down the Divine nature also, so far as is permitted it, to its own inequality [308].'

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • IV, dist. xx, p. 1, a. 1 q. iv): "Est evacuatio timoris propter confirniationem liberi arbitrii, qua deinceps scit se peccare non posse" (Fear is cast out because of the strengthening of the will by which the soul knows it can no longer sin), and St. Thomas (dist. xxi, q. i, a. 1) says: "nisi scirent se esse liberandas suffragia non peterent"

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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