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(Tem"plet) n. [LL. templatus vaulted, from L. templum a small timber.] [Spelt also template.]
1. A gauge, pattern, or mold, commonly a thin plate or board, used as a guide to the form of the work
to be executed; as, a mason's or a wheelwright's templet.
2. (Arch.) A short piece of timber, iron, or stone, placed in a wall under a girder or other beam, to
distribute the weight or pressure.
||A tempo giusto (j&oomacs"to) [It.], in exact time; sometimes, directing a return to strict time after a
tempo rubato. Tempo rubato. See under Rubato.
(||Tem"po) n. [It., fr. L. tempus. See Tense, n.] (Mus.) The rate or degree of movement in
Temporal bone, a very complex bone situated in the side of the skull of most mammals and containing
the organ of hearing. It consists of an expanded squamosal portion above the ear, corresponding to
the squamosal and zygoma of the lower vertebrates, and a thickened basal petrosal and mastoid portion,
corresponding to the periotic and tympanic bones of the lower vertebrates.
(Tem"po*ral) a. [L. temporalis, fr. tempora the temples: cf. F. temporal. See Temple a
part of the head.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal
(Tem"po*ral) a. [L. temporalis, fr. tempus, temporis, time, portion of time, the fitting or appointed
time: cf. F. temporel. Cf. Contemporaneous, Extempore, Temper, v. t., Tempest, Temple a part of
the head, Tense, n., Thing.]
1. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred
The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.2 Cor. iv. 18.
Is this an hour for temporal affairs?Shak.
2. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts.
Lords temporal. See under Lord, n. Temporal augment. See the Note under Augment, n.
Syn. Transient; fleeting; transitory.
(Tem"po*ral), n. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; used chiefly in the plural. Dryden.
He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor or temporals.Lowell.
(Tem`po*ral"i*ty) n.; pl. Temporalities [L. temporalitas, in LL., possessions of the church: cf.
1. The state or quality of being temporary; opposed to perpetuity.
2. The laity; temporality. [Obs.] Sir T. More.
3. That which pertains to temporal welfare; material interests; especially, the revenue of an ecclesiastic
proceeding from lands, tenements, or lay fees, tithes, and the like; chiefly used in the plural.
Supreme head, . . . under God, of the spirituality and temporality of the same church.Fuller.
(Tem"po*ral*ly) adv. In a temporal manner; secularly. [R.] South.