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- n. The quality or state of not being blamable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being unblamable, or not chargeable with blame or fault.
But is this that which firstly and principally we are ordained unto, and that for its own sake, -- namely, holiness and unblamableness in the obedience of love?
Secondly, Their unblamableness and holiness of conversation is previously required in them that are to be set apart unto the ministry.
Neither will I submit to be called Lord Byron's accuser; because a word against him I wish not to say beyond what is painfully wrung from me by the necessity of owning or illustrating Lady Byron's unblamableness, and of repelling certain misconceptions respecting her, which are now walking the fashionable world, and which have been fostered (though Heaven knows where they were born) most delicately and warily by the Christian godfathership of Mr. Moore.
But hoping, as we said, of your unblamableness herein, we desire only that this may testify to you and others that we are tender of the least aspersion which, either directly or obliquely, may be cast upon the State here; to whom we owe so much duty, and from whom we have received so much favour in this Plantation where you reside.
Intention is the soul of all actions, and causes blamableness and unblamableness in the world, and after death imputation, 452.
This signified the complete strength and purity that were in Christ the dying sacrifice, and the sincerity of heart and unblamableness of life that should be in Christians, who are presented to God as living sacrifices.
Seeing in every minister of the word three things are requisite, unblamableness of life, dexterity of governing, and integrity of doctrine; the two first are commended here, but especially the labor in doctrine above them both; therefore here are set down not a two-fold order of presbyters, but only two parts of the pastoral office, preaching and governing; both which the apostle joins in the office of pastors, 1 Thes.v. 2-13. [