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Mis-naming disturbs not the Certainty of the Knowledge.
      §10. One thing more we are to take notice of, That where GOD,
or any other Law-maker, hath defined any Moral Names, there they
have made the Essence of that Species to which that Name belongs;
and there it is not safe to apply or use them otherwise: But in other
cases ’tis bare impropriety of Speech to apply them contrary to the
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common usage of the Country. But yet even this too disturbs
not the certainty of that Knowledge, which is still to be had by a
due contemplation and comparing of those even nick-nam’d Ideas.
Locke Hum IV, 4, §10, pp. 567-568