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a unit of volume or capacity used in liquid.measure, equal to 4 quarts (3.785 liters); also a unit of volume in the British Imperial System, used in liquid and dry measure, equal to 4 quarts (4.546 liters); a container with a capacity of one gallon

Grotius, Hugo, originally Huig de Groot. Born April 10, 1583 A.D., Delft, Netherlands, died August 28, 1645. Dutch.(map).jurist, politician and theologian whose book De Veritate Religionis Christianae; English, The Truth of the Christian Religion (1627), the book that in his lifetime probably enjoyed the highest popularity among his works. Another major work of his is Of the Law of War and Peace (1625) and is considered the first comprehensive treatise on international law.
Picture is a portrait of Hugo Grotius painted by Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt and courtesy of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Encyclopedia Britannica adds:."Grotius was deeply involved in Dutch politics. In the early 17th century the united kingdom of Spain and Portugal claimed a monopoly on trade with the East Indies. In 1604, after a Dutch admiral had seized the Portuguese vessel Santa Catarina, the Dutch East India Company asked Grotius to produce a work legally defending the action on the ground that, by claiming a monopoly on the right of trade, Spain-Portugal had deprived the Dutch of their natural trading rights. The work De Jure Praedae (On the Law of Prize and Booty) remained unpublished during his lifetime, except for one chapter—in which Grotius defends free access to the ocean for all nations—which appeared under the famous title Mare Liberum (The Freedom of the Seas) in 1609. Grotius was sentenced to life imprisonment in the fortress of Loevestein (Grotius disagreed with the government ruling at the time; not a good thing to do). In 1621, with the aid of his wife, Grotius made a dramatic escape from the castle by hiding in a chest of books. He fled to Antwerp and finally to Paris, where he stayed until 1631 under the patronage of Louis XIII."

Grotius believed that natural law was an important tool to restrain and regulate wars in Europe, thus reducing bloodshed. To this end he reintroduced various elements of Christianity into his reasonings. When Grotius found it difficult to persuade rulers to refrain from resorting to war or committing cruel acts during war, he did not hesitate to resort to both the Old Testament law of God and the law of love taken from the New Testament.

It's easy to see how effective he was by looking at the state of the world today. Those in power didn't listen to him to any degree which could have made a difference.

"Prince Maurice died in 1625 and in 1631 Grotius returned to Holland. After intense debate in the States of Holland, Grotius was again threatened with arrest. In 1632 he went to Hamburg, then the centre of Franco-Swedish diplomatic relations. In 1634 the Swedish chancellor, Axel, Count Oxenstierna, offered him the position of Swedish ambassador in Paris. Grotius accepted the appointment and Swedish citizenship. He settled again in Paris, but his life as a diplomat was not as successful as his life as a scholar.

"In 1636–37 he worked on the Historia Gotthorum, Vandalorum et Langobardorum (History of the Goths, Vandals and Lombards). He showed great interest in the reunification of the Christian church and published a number of works dealing with this subject. He also revised, again and again De Jure Belli ac Pacis; the last edition including his own revision was published in 1646, shortly after his death. On the other hand, Grotius was not appointed to be a negotiator at the important peace conferences of Münster and Osnabrück that finally resulted in the Peace of Westphalia that ended the Thirty Years' War. In 1644 Grotius was relieved of his post of ambassador in Paris. After consultations with Queen Christina, he left Stockholm for Lübeck on Aug. 12, 1645, but was shipwrecked on the coast of eastern Pomerania. The great man, great not only in the history of international law but also in natural law, civil law, criminal law and modern humanities, soon died of exhaustion at Rostock."....information from Encyclopedia Britannica.

Grotius life lesson could be said to be, if God wants, it'll get done and if God's not in it, should you be? How to get guidance for life.

a standard or scale of measurement; a standard dimension, quantity or capacity; an instrument for measuring or testing; a means of estimating or evaluating; a test (a gauge of character); in nautical.terms, the position of a vessel.in relation to.another vessel and the wind; the distance between the two rails of a railroad; the distance between two wheels on an axle; the interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound (a 12-gauge shotgun); thickness or diameter, as of sheet metal or wire; the fineness of knitted cloth as determined by the number of loops per 1!/2 inches
gauged.also.gaged, gauging, gaging, gauges, gages.transitive verbs
to measure.precisely; to determine the capacity, volume or contents of; to evaluate or judge (gauge a person's ability)

a gray mineral, essentially.PbS, the principal.ore of lead

get, gets, got, gat, gotten, getting.verbs
transitive verb use.to come into possession or use of; receive (got a kitten for her birthday); to meet with or incur (got a reward for her efforts); to go after and obtain (got a book at the library; got breakfast in town); to go after and bring (have to get out of this funk); to purchase (gone to get groceries); to acquire as a result of action or effort (got his information based on observation of results)
intransitive verb use.to become or grow to be (got well quickly after changing to organic foods)
get after.phrasal verb
to urge (my mother was always getting after me to improve and those encouragements turned out to be a good thing for me; the teacher was mean to her, always getting after her to be like the others, so the group would be easier to control as individuality would be wiped out {*})
get ahead.phrasal verb
if you want to get ahead, you want to be successful in whatever you have chosen to do; to flourish; excel; enlarge; expand; grow; increase; prosper; succeed; to do well; thrive (Tesla and Bearden and so many others studied, then applied creativity to what they knew and were able to develop so many things helpful to humanity; most people of sound mind (2Timothy 1:7) want safety, security, a home and a chance to get ahead by making a good difference in life)
get along.phrasal verb
to be or continue to be on harmonious.terms (gets along well with others because she is always happy)
get at.phrasal verb
to touch or reach successfully (the cat hid where we couldn't get at it)
get away, get away with.verb
to travel (this summer we are getting away to some of the beautiful areas close to home; took some time to get away from the daily usual); to escape.potentially.unpleasant.consequences; get away with forbidden action; to succeed in doing whatever one chooses without being corrected
get even.phrasal verb
to compensate; to equalize a wrong done to you by doing a wrong to whomever harmed you; to take revenge:.Romans 12:19
get go.noun,.plural.get goes
the start of doing something
get going.verb
to get started at doing something
get it.verb
to comprehend.usually after some.initial.difficulty (many people just don't 'get it' quick enough and therefore.probably.suffer with a lack of the knowledge that would have been helpful to them); to innerstand; also, to fetch something (the ball bounced away and the dog ran to get it)

a rope, cord or cable used to steady, support, guide or secure something, often called a guywire (suspension bridges are secured with many guywires)
guy, guyed, guying, guys.transitive verbs
to steady, guide or secure with a rope, cord or cable

individuals of either sex, male or female (Hey guys! What's up?)

game theory.noun,.plural.games theory
also called theory of games; a mathematical.method of decision making in which a competitive.situation is analyzed to determine the optimal.course of action for an interested party, often used in political, economic and military.planning; game theory applies to situations where one's choices, combined with choices of others, interact in affecting an outcome; born in Hungary, the brilliant.Johnny Von Neumann and German born American Oskar Morgenstern, an  economist, together wrote their book The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, 1944, about solving economic problems

gamy.also spelt.gamey, gamier, gamiest.adjectives
having the flavor or odor of game, such as game that is slightly.spoiled; ill-smelling; rank

wild animals, birds or fish hunted for food (the food tasted gamy); an activity.providing.entertainment or amusement; a pastime (party games; word games; the game of basketball; the game of old maid); an organized athletic program or contest (school track-and-field games; took part in winter games); the total number of points required to win a game (one hundred points is game in bridge); the score.accumulated at any given time in a game (the hockey game is now 4 to 2)
game, gamed, gaming, games.verbs
transitive verb use.to lose in some game (he got gamed in chess)
intransitive verb use.to play for stakes
game, gamer, gamest.adjectives
ready and willing (are you game for a swim?)
fair game.noun,.plural.fair games
an individual or thing that is considered a reasonable target for exploitation
the only game in town.idiom
the only alternative (that coffee shop is the only game in this tiny town)

game, gamer, gamest.adjectives
lame (a game leg); crippled

of.or.relating.to the sense of taste

a natural hot spring that intermittently.ejects a column of water and steam into the air; the word is based from the Icelandic Geysir, name of a hot spring of southwest Iceland, from geysa, to gush and this from Old Norse

any of various hollow.horned, bearded ruminant mammals of the genus Capra, originally of mountainous regions of Asia and Europe; raised for wool, milk and meat; a scapegoat
Middle English 'got', from Old English 'gat'

a wreath, being a ring of flowers or leaves, worn on your head or around your neck for decoration or for a special ceremony (garlands of flowers)
to decorate someone or something, especially with flowers; to be garlanded with (the tree was garlanded with strings of coloured lights
garland, garlanded, garlanding, garlands.transitive verbs
to ornament or deck with a garland; to form into a garland; from Middle English and Old French word 'garlande', date 1300-1400 A.D.

an elasticized.band.worn around the leg to hold up a stocking or sock; a suspender.strap with a fastener.attached to a girdle or belt to hold up a woman's stocking; an elasticized band worn around the arm to keep the sleeve pushed up
garter, gartered, gartering, garters.transitive verbs
to fasten and hold with a garter; to put a garter on; from Middle English, 'a band to support socks' and from Old North French 'gartier' from 'garet', meaning 'bend of the knee' and probably of Celtic origin

a small hand tool having a spiraled.shank, a screw tip and a cross handle and used for boring holes; a cocktail made with alcohol such as either vodka or gin, sweetened lime juice and sometimes effervescent water and garnished with a slice of lime
gimlet, gimleted, gimleting, gimlets.transitive verbs
to penetrate with or as if with a gimlet
having a penetrating or piercing.quality (gimlet eyes); Middle English, from Anglo-Norman 'guimbelet', perhaps from Middle Dutch 'wimmelkijn', diminutive of 'wimmel', meaning auger

Language:.Low German.noun
the German dialects of northern Germany, also called Plattdeutsch, meaning flat, from the terrain of northern Germany; the continental West Germanic languages except High German
Language:.Middle Low German.noun
Low German from the middle of the 13th through the 15th century A.D.
Middle High German.noun
High German from the 11th through the 15th century A.D.
Language:.High German.noun
German as indigenously spoken and written in central and southern Germany; high from German 'Hochdeutsch' or 'hoch' meaning 'high', from the area's mountainous terrain; 'Deutsch' is 'German'
Language:.Old High German.noun
High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century
off, relating to or characteristic of Germany or its people such as relating to the German language
a native or inhabitant of Germany; a man or woman of German ancestry; the West Germanic language of Germany, Austria and part of Switzerland, in this sense, also called High German
of, relating.to.or.characteristic of Germany or its people, language or culture; of or relating to speakers of a Germanic language; of, relating to or constituting the Germanic languages