discernment

  • 1 Discernment — Dis*cern ment, n. [Cf. F. discernement.] 1. The act of discerning. [1913 Webster] 2. The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 discernment — noun Date: 1586 1. the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure ; skill in discerning 2. an act of discerning Synonyms: discernment, discrimination, perception, penetration, insight, acumen mean a power to see what is not …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 3 Expediency Discernment Council — The Expediency Discernment Council of the System [ [http://www.majma.ir/ مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام ] ] (PerB|: مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام), is an administrative assembly appointed by the Supreme Leader [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 Discernment — is a term used to describe the activity of determining the value and quality of a certain subject or event. Typically, it is used to describe the activity of going past the mere perception of something, to making detailed judgments about that… …

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  • 5 Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders — is a document published in November 2005 by the Congregation for Catholic Education, one of the top level offices of the Catholic Church. Contents 1 Commentary and implications 2 Reactions to the document …

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  • 6 Discernment of Spirits — is a term in Roman Catholic theology to indicate judging various spiritual agents for their moral influence. These agents are: from within the human soul itself, known as concupiscence Divine Grace Angels Devils The first and the last being evil …

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  • 7 Vocational discernment in the Catholic Church — is the process in which men or women in the Catholic Church discern, or determine if they are called to a vocation in the Church. Each diocese or religious order usually has its own guidelines and advice for men or women discerning religious… …

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  • 8 Discernment of Spirits — • In the restricted sense, spirits indicate the various spiritual agents which, by their suggestions and movements, may influence the moral value of our acts Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Discernment of Spirits      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 9 discernment — I noun acuity, acumen, acuteness, apperception, appreciation, ascertainment, astuteness, clairvoyance, cleverness, cognition, comprehension, conclusion, conspection, diagnosis, discovery, discretion, discrimination, farsightedness, good sense,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 extinguish visual discernment — index blind (deprive of sight) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 practical discernment — index common sense Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 discernment — Synonyms and related words: acuity, acumen, acuteness, apperception, astuteness, clear sight, cogency, color vision, cone vision, critical discernment, day vision, daylight vision, discrimination, eye, eye mindedness, eyesight, farseeingness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 discernment of spirits — Paul regards the ability to recognize gifts of the Spirit [[➝ spirit]] as itself a gift (1 Cor. 12:10); it enables a person to establish the presence or the absence of God or, a worse case, the activity of an evil power disguised as good. One… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 14 discernment — di|scern|ment [dıˈsə:nmənt US ə:r ] n [U] formal 1.) the ability to make good judgments about people or about art, music, style etc ▪ the woman s taste and discernment 2.) when you notice or understand something ▪ the discernment of opportunities …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 discernment — (n.) 1580s; see DISCERN (Cf. discern) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 discernment — [[t]dɪsɜ͟ː(r)nmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Discernment is the ability to judge which things of a particular kind are good and which are bad. ...their lack of discernment and acceptance of inferior quality. Syn: judgement …

    English dictionary

  • 17 discernment — noun (U) formal the ability to make good judgments about people or about art, music, style etc: I hope Pam shows more taste and discernment in choosing a husband …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 discernment — discernment, discrimination, perception, penetration, insight, acumen are comparable when they denote keen intellectual vision. All imply power to see below the surface and to understand what is not evident to the average mind. Discernment… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 19 discernment —    This word (from the Latin discernere, meaning to distinguish or to sift ) refers to the process of evaluating available options and then making a decision. Discernment of spirits refers to the process of deciding whether a course of action is… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 20 discernment — discerning ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing good judgement. DERIVATIVES discernment noun …

    English terms dictionary


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