refraining from utterance
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  • mute — I adjective close lipped, closemouthed, dumb, hushed, inarticulate, incapable of speech, incommunicative, indisposed to talk, mutus, noiseless, pauciloquent, quiescent, quiet, refraining from utterance, reserved, reticent, silent, soundless,… …   Law dictionary

  • Glossary of philosophical isms — This is a list of topics relating to philosophy that end in ism . compactTOC NOTOC A * Absolutism – the position that in a particular domain of thought, all statements in that domain are either absolutely true or absolutely false: none is true… …   Wikipedia

  • MONEYLENDING — The Religious Context BIBLICAL PERIOD Deuteronomy 23:20–21 states: You shall not lend on interest to your brother, interest of food or money or anything on which interest can be charged. You may charge interest to a foreigner, but not to your… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • VOWS AND VOWING — The Hebrew נֶדֶר (neder), a vow, is used in the Bible for a promise made to God to perform some deed (e.g., Gen. 28: 20) as well as for a prohibition which a person imposes upon himself to abstain from something which is otherwise permitted. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • mute — I. /mjut / (say myooht) adjective 1. silent; refraining from speech or utterance. 2. not emitting or having sound of any kind. 3. incapable of speech. 4. Phonetics (of letters) silent; not pronounced. 5. (of a hound in fox hunting) not giving… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mute — mutely, adv. muteness, n. /myooht/, adj., muter, mutest, n., v., muted, muting. adj. 1. silent; refraining from speech or utterance. 2. not emitting or having sound of any kind. 3. incapable of speech; dumb. 4 …   Universalium

  • mute — [[t]myut[/t]] adj. mut•er, mut•est, 1) silent; refraining from speech or utterance 2) not emitting or having sound of any kind 3) incapable of speech 4) phn (of letters) silent; not pronounced 5) law Law. (of a person who has been arraigned)… …   From formal English to slang

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