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Literally "in order" or "duly." Hence good behavior, government, or rule. Commonly applied to the universe as wisely arranged and ordered. "Cosmos" is the ordinary biblical Greek term for the world as created and directed by God. (Etym. Greek kosmos, the world.)
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