Definition of praxis in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpraksɪs


[mass noun] formal
  • 1Practice, as distinguished from theory: modern political praxis is now thoroughly permeated with a productivist ethos
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    • There are no watertight theories of political praxis that are without contradictions and limitations.
    • There is nothing like it in the rest of the world: a single site that covers theory, praxis and practice in the discipline.
    • He explores, through both theory and praxis, possible methods for moving from the realm of ‘telling’ students to ‘teaching’ students.
  • 2Accepted practice or custom: patterns of Christian praxis in Church and society
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    • To put flesh on the image of God that is the church in nepantla, I want to point to some signifiers that I observed in the praxis of my own ministry while serving a parish in San Antonio several years ago.


late 16th century: via medieval Latin from Greek, literally 'doing', from prattein 'do'.

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