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Revulsion

(in philosophy). Part of a substance set off and formed into a distinct existence; as when a slip is cut from a tree and planted to form a distinct plant of itself. Tertullian the Montanist taught that the second person of the Trinity was a revulsion of the Father. (Latin, revulsio, re-vello, to pull back.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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