As Mom used to say, truth hurts, but surely silver tongued Alex could have found a less contentious way of saying it.
Still examination must be had whether persons have been expelled from the congregation by any episcopal small-mindedness (µucpokxia), or contentious spirit, or such-like harshness (evibia).
The contentious jurisdiction of the courts Christian was confined to promises of marriage, nullity of marriage caused by " diriment " impediments only, validity or invalidity of the sacrament, divorce a thoro (ibid.).
The bishop's " official " is now universally called his vicargeneral (except in France, where sometimes an official is appointed eo nomine), and generally exercises both voluntary and contentious jurisdiction (op. cit.
In doctrine the church has been from the first contentious for believers' baptism, holding that nowhere in the New Testament can be found any authority even by inference, precept or example for the baptism of infants.
But this omission was supplied in Prussia by a law of the 29th of March 1879, which provided for the appointment, in each commune, of an arbitrator (Schiedsmann) before whom conciliation proceedings in contentious matters might be conducted.
Apart from certain non-contentious provisions, such as a tax on motorcars, the main features of the measure were large increases in the spirit and tobacco duties, license duties, estate, legacy and succession duties, and income tax, and an elaborate and novel system of duties on land-values ("increment duty," "reversion duty," "undeveloped land duty"), depending on the setting up of arrangements for valuation of a highly complicated kind.
Persons more contentious than philosophical, as presuming to disdain.
This congregation was very much occupied, being empowered to deal with all disciplinary matters concerning both the secular and regular clergy, whether in the form of consultations or of contentious suits; it had further the exclusive right to regulate the discipline of the religious orders and congregations bound by the simple vows, the statutes of which it examined, corrected and approved; finally it judged disputes and controversies between the secular and regular clergy.
He continued to rule according to the constitution; his watchword was " unpolitical politics," and he brought in little contentious legislation.
In the middle ages there was not a very clear distinction drawn between the vicar and the official of the bishop. When the voluntary and contentious jurisdiction came to be distinguished, the former fell generally to the vicars, the latter to the officials.
The Sophistical Elenchi, on sophistical or contentious syllogism, or sophistical fallacies.
Although there was much in the official life of Lord Palmerston which inspired distrust and alarm to men of a less ardent and contentious temperament, he had a lofty conception of the strength and the duties of England, he was the irreconcilable enemy of slavery, injustice and oppression, and he laboured with inexhaustible energy for the dignity and security of the Empire.
The prevalent conditions seem to be those of the Greek church of the post-apostolic period, characterized by worldiness of life, profession without practice, and a contentious garrulity of teaching (I John iii.
This was owing to a bullthe celebrated Clericis Laicos, recently issued by the arrogant and contentious pope Boniface VIII., which forbade the clergy to submit to any, taxation by secular princes.
There was no doubt of his military ability, which had been fully demonstrated in the long Welsh wars, but he is reputed to have shown himself arrogant, contentious and over-given to looseliving.
This tendency undoubtedly shows a marked reaction from the contentious theology of Roscellinus and Abelard.
Contentious campus matters seem to be very popular.
A division of share rights agreements becomes contentious where the target company's country has a domestic CGT regime.
Age has been a particularly contentious issue for social workers.
At this point he hasn't appealed to God or made claims that even most atheists would find contentious.
Extra time is, however, undoubtedly useful to improve the quality of "technical" drafting which is not politically contentious.
Finally, some thought needs to be given to the somewhat contentious issue of assessment time.
However, large or potentially contentious applications are decided by panels of councilors.
It has been a contentious issue for decades.
It will prove most contentious to the political party itself.
Points in the draft that we view as helpful may appear contentious to some of them.
The remaining detail of the document doesn't seem contentious.
The result was viewed as contentious in some quarters.
There was contentious debate over the use of genetically modified crops.
What is contentious in that context is the debate on the Welsh language.
What is being done to address this increasingly contentious Internet issue?
Why are contentious topics so often thrown together?