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11th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a level of sovereign immunity to states by forbidding federal courts from ruling on cases brought against a state by a citizen of another state. The 11th Amendment, ratified in 1795, was passed after the Supreme Court ruled, in Chisholm v. Georgia, in favor of a citizen of South Carolina who was trying to recover debt that was owed him by the state of Georgia. The passage of the amendment overturned this ruling.
Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism, the supreme deity and creator of the world; Ormazd.
Allah in the religion of Islam, the name of the supreme deity.
atman (cap.) the universal soul from which all individual souls derive and to which, as the supreme goal of existence, they return. [1/2 definitions]
beatitude absolute or supreme happiness or blessedness. [1/2 definitions]
bliss extreme or supreme happiness. [1/2 definitions]
Brahma according to Hinduism, the impersonal, supreme, and eternal essence of the universe, from which all life originates. [1/2 definitions]
chief justice (cap.) the presiding judge of the United States Supreme Court. [1/2 definitions]
dictator a ruler who has supreme and total authority, esp. one who has seized power or who uses it harshly or selfishly. [1/3 definitions]
emperor the supreme male ruler of an empire.
empire a single political unit, with one supreme ruler, composed of an aggregate of nations or peoples. [1/4 definitions]
empress the supreme female ruler of an empire. [1/2 definitions]
fear profound awe or reverence, esp. toward a supreme power or being. [1/8 definitions]
Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu an American of Japanese descent who, during World War II, was one of few Japanese-Americans to openly defy the relocation orders of the U.S. Government. Korematsu was arrested and sent to an internment center in 1942, and his challenge to the constitutionality of forced relocation was ruled against by the Supreme Court in 1944 in Korematsu v. United States (b.1919--d.2005).
Gordon Hirabayashi an American of Japanese descent who, during World War II, was one of few Japanese-Americans to openly defy the relocation orders of the U.S. Government. He challenged the constitutionality of the application of curfews for minority groups, and his case eventually went to the Supreme Court, where he was unanimously ruled against in Hirabayashi v. United States in 1943 (b.1918--).
Hinduism the predominant religious and social system of India, characterized by a caste structure of society, belief in reincarnation, and many deities that are aspects of the same supreme being.
Jupiter in Roman mythology, the supreme god who was the weather god and protector of state and law; Jove; Zeus. [1/2 definitions]
Minoru Yasui an American of Japanese descent who, during World War II, was one of few Japanese-Americans to openly violate curfew restrictions and defy the relocation orders of the U.S. Government. He challenged the constitutionality of the application of curfews to people based on their ethnicity, and his case eventually went to the Supreme Court, where he was unanimously ruled against in Yasui v. United States in 1943, in a companion case to Hirabayashi v. United States (b.1915--d.1986).
monotheism the belief that there is only one supreme being.
Odin in Scandinavian mythology, the supreme god, and the god of war, death, wisdom, and poetry.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. an influential U.S. Supreme Court justice (1902-1932), known for exercising judicial restraint and cited frequently for the opinion he wrote for Schenck v. United States, in which he argued that freedom of speech could be limited only in cases when particular acts of expression presented a "clear and present danger" to the country or its people (b.1841--d.1935).