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TEM'PORAL, a. [L. temporalis, from tempus, time.]

1. Pertaining to this life or this world or the body only; secular; as temporal concerns; temporal affairs. In this sense, it is opposed to spiritual. Let not temporal affairs or employments divert the mind from spiritual concerns, which are far more important.

In this sense also it is opposed to ecclesiastical; as temporal power, that is, secular, civil or political power; temporal courts, those which take cognizance of civil suits. Temporal jurisdiction is that which regards civil and political affairs.

2. Measured or limited by time, or by this life or this state of things; having limited existence; opposed to eternal.

The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Cor.4.

3. In grammar, relating to a tense; as a temporal augment.

4. Pertaining to the temple or temples of the head; as the temporal bone; a temporal artery or vein; temporal muscle.



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TEM'PORAL, a. [L. temporalis, from tempus, time.]

1. Pertaining to this life or this world or the body only; secular; as temporal concerns; temporal affairs. In this sense, it is opposed to spiritual. Let not temporal affairs or employments divert the mind from spiritual concerns, which are far more important.

In this sense also it is opposed to ecclesiastical; as temporal power, that is, secular, civil or political power; temporal courts, those which take cognizance of civil suits. Temporal jurisdiction is that which regards civil and political affairs.

2. Measured or limited by time, or by this life or this state of things; having limited existence; opposed to eternal.

The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Cor.4.

3. In grammar, relating to a tense; as a temporal augment.

4. Pertaining to the temple or temples of the head; as the temporal bone; a temporal artery or vein; temporal muscle.

TEM'PO-RAL, a. [Fr. temporel; from L. temporalis, from tempus, time.]

  1. Pertaining to this life or this world or the body only; secular; as, temporal concerns; temporal affairs. In this sense, it is opposed to spiritual. Let not temporal affairs or employments divert the mind from spiritual concerns, which are far more important. In this sense also it is opposed to ecclesiastical; as, temporal power, that is, secular, civil or political power; temporal courts, those which take cognizance of civil suits. Temporal jurisdiction is that which regards civil and political affairs.
  2. Measured or limited by time, or by this life or this state of things; having limited existence; opposed to eternal. The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Cor. iv.
  3. In grammar, relating to a tense; as, a temporal augment.
  4. [Fr. temporal.] Pertaining to the temple or temples of the head; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery or vein; temporal muscle.

Tem"po*ral
  1. Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery.

    Temporal bone, a very complex bone situated in the side of the skull of most mammals and containing the organ of hearing. It consists of an expanded squamosal portion above the ear, corresponding to the squamosal and zygoma of the lower vertebrates, and a thickened basal petrosal and mastoid portion, corresponding to the periotic and tympanic bones of the lower vertebrates.

  2. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal.

    The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Cor. iv. 18.

    Is this an hour for temporal affairs? Shak.

  3. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural.

    Dryden.

    He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor or temporals. Lowell.

  4. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts.

    Lords temporal. See under Lord, n. -- Temporal augment. See the Note under Augment, n.

    Syn. -- Transient; fleeting; transitory.

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Temporal

TEM'PORAL, adjective [Latin temporalis, from tempus, time.]

1. Pertaining to this life or this world or the body only; secular; as temporal concerns; temporal affairs. In this sense, it is opposed to spiritual. Let not temporal affairs or employments divert the mind from spiritual concerns, which are far more important.

In this sense also it is opposed to ecclesiastical; as temporal power, that is, secular, civil or political power; temporal courts, those which take cognizance of civil suits. temporal jurisdiction is that which regards civil and political affairs.

2. Measured or limited by time, or by this life or this state of things; having limited existence; opposed to eternal.

The things which are seen are temporal but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18.

3. In grammar, relating to a tense; as a temporal augment.

4. Pertaining to the temple or temples of the head; as the temporal bone; a temporal artery or vein; temporal muscle.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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MID'NIGHT, n. The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.

MID'NIGHT, a. Being in the middle of the night; as midnight studies.

1. Dark as midnight; very dark; as midnight gloom.

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