from The Century Dictionary.
- Ruling; governing.
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- adjective obsolete Ruling; governing.
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- adjective obsolete
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Therefore it is not becoming to substitute regnative prudence in its place.
Therefore political prudence as regards the subjects, should not be reckoned a species of prudence distinct from regnative prudence.
Reply Obj. 1: As stated above, regnative is the most perfect species of prudence, wherefore the prudence of subjects, which falls short of regnative prudence, retains the common name of political prudence, even as in logic a convertible term which does not denote the essence of a thing retains the name of "proper."
Hence regnative prudence is compared to this political prudence of which we are speaking, as mastercraft to handicraft.
Therefore regnative prudence belongs to justice rather than to prudence.
Hence prudence in its special and most perfect sense, belongs to a king who is charged with the government of a city or kingdom: for which reason a species of prudence is reckoned to be regnative.
Therefore a special kind of prudence is regnative.
_ There is also the multitude that is united together for the whole of life; such is the multitude of a home or family, and this is ruled by _domestic prudence_: and such again is the multitude of a city or kingdom, the ruling principle of which is _regnative prudence_ in the ruler, and _political prudence, _ simply so called, in the subjects.
Objection 1: It would seem that regnative should not be reckoned a species of prudence.
For regnative is a part of political prudence, as stated above (A. 1).