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  • v. Present participle of expound.

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  • n. a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic

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Examples

  • Roman Catholic Church. immune from fallacy or liability to error in expounding matters of faith or morals by virtue of the promise made by Christ to the Church.

    The "Infallible" Shoulder Shot

  • But what is of most importance is the high sanction given to a latitude in expounding the Constitution which seems to break down the landmarks intended by a specification of the Powers of Congress, and to substitute for a definite connection between means and ends, a Legislative discretion as to the former to which no practical limit can be assigned.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bad News for Federalism? Some Preliminary Reflections on Comstock

  • And if that be not the guide in expounding it, there can be no security for a consistent and stable, more than for a faithful exercise of its powers.

    Balkinization

  • His embrace of new problems and perspectives and his energy in expounding his ideas conveyed

    Edmund S. Phelps - Autobiography

  • Clarence Thomas is almost invariably allied with Scalia in expounding and extending this new federalist agenda.

    The Most Dangerous Branch?

  • I am wary of definitions -- even in expounding the exact sciences to an elementary class.

    Education for a Classless Society

  • I am wary of definitions — even in expounding the exact sciences to an elementary class.

    Education for a Classless Society

  • The god (whom Malappa was most kind in expounding) was a pebble found in the river Nerbudda.

    Love and Life Behind the Purdah

  • This intimates to us, that in expounding scripture we must take notice of, and improve, not only that which is the main scope and sense of a verse, but of the words and phrases, by which they Spirit chooses to express that sense, which have often a very useful and instructive significance.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • One volume more, I hope, will include what is yet to be done; and I will both go about it, and go on with it, as God shall enable me, with all convenient speed; but it is that part of the scripture which, of all others, requires the most care and pains in expounding it.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

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