Definitions

Definitions for words, terms and phrases used in the Responsible Community blog.


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Words


community (MW)
1:  a unified body of individuals: as
b :  the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly :  the area itself
c :  an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location
d :  a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society
e :  a group linked by a common policy
f :  a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests
g :  a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society
2:  society at large
a :  joint ownership or participation
b :  common character :  likeness
c :  social activity :  fellowship
d :  a social state or condition
RC use - 
An environment that has an agreement dictating action

groupthink
a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics

obsolete :  inseparable
a :  of, relating to, or distinctively associated with an individual individual
 effort>
b :  being an individual or existing as an indivisible whole


c :  intended for one person individual
 serving>
:  existing as a distinct entity :  separate
:  having marked individuality individual
 style>
— in·di·vid·u·al·ly adverb
RC use - 
A born human being


1 the belief in a god or in a group of gods
2 an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods: 
3 an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group
RC use -
A group that shares a belief in a supernatural power; a God

Responsibility 
RC use:
Any action an individual can do, or refrain from doing, to achieve or sustain a desired environment

Rights
RC use:
Anything an individual can do

1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
2 b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
RC use - an economic theory that doesn't recognize private property and the means of production is controlled by the community


1: a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time
2: the stories, beliefs, etc., that have been part of the culture of a group of people for a long time
—used to say that someone has qualities which are like the qualities of another well-known person or group of people from the past


The offense of betraying one’s own country by attempting to overthrow the government through waging war against the state or materially aiding its enemies. Also termed high treason; alta proditio.


According to the United States Constitution, Article III, § 3, “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”


Under federal statute, a person guilty of treason against the United States “shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.” 18 U.S.C. § 2381.


1: the state of being happy, healthy or prosperous


1: the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity
2: aid in the form of money or necessities for those in need
3: an agency or program through which such aid is distributed

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