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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Definitions for ubiety

  1. the property of having a definite location at any given time; state of existing and being localized in space.

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Citations for ubiety
Mr. Locke himself justly ridicules the distinction between locus or place, as applied to bodies, and ubiety, or whereness, which is ascribed to spirits, as it is explained by some philosophers. Isaac Watts, “Essay VI: Of the Power of Spirits to Move Bodies—of Their Being in a Place and Removing from It,” Philosophical Essays on Various Subjects, 1833
Swain retrieves an archaic word “ubiety,” “thereness,” to characterize Aboriginal ontology. Robert N. Bellah, Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age, 2011
Origin of ubiety
Ubiety came to English in the mid-1600s from the Latin ubi meaning "where?"