Est etiam in Ecclesia invenire ordinis unitatem, secundum quod membra Ecclesiae sibi invicem deserviunt, et ordinantur in Deum; et sic Christus dicitur Ecclesiae caput ut gubernator
. Est etiam in Ecclesia continuitas quaedam ratione Spiritus Sancti, qui unus et idem numero totam Ecclesiam replet et unir; unde etiam et Christus secundum humanam naturam dicitur caput ratione influentiae.
The message is that the Gubernator
is the enemy of all social progress.
refers to the steering of a ship so the treatment from the beginning follows the analogy of navigating through the history and contemporary practice of corporate governance.
Sed tamen ille solus divino fultus adminiculo susceptum semel regni gubernaculum, veluti gubernator
praecipuus, navem suam multis opibus refertam ad desideratum ac tutum patriae suae portum, quamvis cunctis propemodum lassis suis nautis, perducere contendit, haud aliter titubare ac vacillare, quamvis inter fluctivagos ac multimodos praesentis vitae turbines, non sinebat.
The striking resemblance of this muscle's name to that of the adjective "gubernatorial" (in reference to the governor of a state) is not coincidental; both stem from the same Latin root, gubernator
, or "helmsman." Just as the governor guides the policies of state, the gubernaculum guides the descent of the testicles from their embryonic position near the kidneys to their final position in the scrotum.
Since the silks themselves are by definition the property of the racehorse owners it can hardly be argued by the jockeys that these items are within their control (sine problemo) and that they therefore have an inalienable right (cur nonne filio jimbo) to sell space on them in order to advertise Marlboro cigarettes, Tango fizzy drinks, Jeyes Toilet Fluid or any other product they may hardly dream of using but which they wish to endorse in exchange for large amounts of money (doshus doshus nobis volentibus por favor gubernator
Parallels were seen with contemporary republican city-states; Segovia took the trouble to rephrase the council/pope relationship in the language of contemporary city-states as communitas/executor sive potestas, dictator aut gubernator
. A significant number of the clergy attending the Council of Basel actually came from self-governing cities (Black 1979, 36-7, 99-100, 173).