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From give +‎ -ness.


giveness (uncountable)

  1. The act of giving or yielding; submission; concession; allowance.
    • 1996, Aharon Ronald Ellis Agus, Hermeneutic Biography in Rabbinic Midrash:
      The discrimination of embracing and rejecting vis-a-vis the world means a world that can no longer lord it over man in the legitimacy of its giveness; it means a break in the megalithicity of the world through whose threatening and totalitarian and opaque oneness […]
    • 2007, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Cognitive Justice in a Global World:
      What position if any do these theorists take on the giveness of the self?
    • 2013, Christopher J. Insole, Kant and the Creation of Freedom: A Theological Problem:
      Somehow, in some way, there is a resistance from the world, a giveness to the way things are, which provides some friction in relation to our beliefs about the world.