James Madison: Federalist 51

(1788)

Glossary

  • anarchy the “war of all against all” in a state of nature where no rights are secure
  • commensurate matching in size or degree; proportionate
  • encroachments acts of trespassing on the property or domain of another
  • emoluments compensations
  • nominal existing in name only and not in reality
  • prudence good or cautious judgment
  • usurpations wrongful seizures or exercises of authority or privilege belonging to another

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