- The renunciation of attractive objects and deep relationships which was urged both by Jesus (Luke 14:26) and Paul (Col. 3:9–10) on the ground not that they were intrinsically bad but because they could hinder a total commitment to the service of God. The practice of detachment became institutionalized in monasticism.
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detachment — 1660s, action of detaching, from Fr. détachement (17c.), from détacher (see DETACH (Cf. detach)). Meaning portion of a military force is from 1670s; that of aloofness from objects or circumstances is from 1798 … Etymology dictionary
detachment — ► NOUN 1) the state of being objective or aloof. 2) a group of troops, ships, etc. sent away on a separate mission. 3) the action or process of detaching … English terms dictionary
detachment — [dē tach′mənt, ditach′mənt] n. [Fr détachement] 1. a detaching; separation 2. a) the sending of troops or ships on special service b) a unit of troops separated from a larger unit for special duty c) a small permanent unit organized for special… … English World dictionary
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