rationale (n.) 1650s, from L.L. rationale, noun use of neuter of L. rationalis "of reason" (see RATIONAL (Cf. rational)).

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  • Rationale — • Collar ornamented in the front and back with appendages worn by the Bishops of Eichstätt, Paderborn, Toul, and Cracow Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rationale     Rationale …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • rationale — ra‧tion‧ale [ˌræʆəˈnɑːl ǁ ˈnæl] noun the rationale the set of reasons that a decision or belief is based on: • The chairman began by explaining the rationale behind the company s decision to expand its business in Asia. * * * rationale UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Rationale — [ Rationale of Polish King Saint Jadwiga of Poland] A rationale is a liturgical vestment worn by clergy, in particular by Bishops, in the Roman Catholic Church which uses full vestments. It is humeral ornament, a counterpart to the Pallium, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Rationale — ist als das Rationale eine im Mittelalter entstandene bischöfliche Insignie, siehe Rationale (Würdezeichen). als die Rationale im Sinne von Argumentation oder vernunftmäßige Begründung eine Wort Neuschöpfung. Beide Begriffe werden selten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rationale —   [lateinisch] das, , ein bischöflicher Schulterschmuck, der aus zwei auf Brust und Rücken aufliegenden Stoffblättern besteht. Vorbild für das Rationale, das im 6. Jahrhundert aufkam und im Mittelalter besonders in Deutschland verbreitet war, war …   Universal-Lexikon

  • RATIONALE — quod et Logium, in V. Test. quid fuerit, diximus supra, im voce Ephod. In Ecclesia Romana quoque inter vestes seu ornamenta Episcoporum occurrit, quod cum Pallio idem facit Car. du Fresne, qui addit, haberi in Missa ab Illyrico editâ hanc… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Rationale — Ra tion*a le (r[a^]sh [u^]*n[a^]l or r[a^]sh [u^]n*[=a] l[ e]), n. [L. rationalis, neut. rationale. See {Rational}, a.] An explanation or exposition of the principles of some opinion, action, hypothesis, phenomenon, or the like; also, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rationāle — (lat.), ein dem Ephod der jüdischen Hohenpriester nachgebildetes, dem erzbischöflichen Pallium (s. d.) ähnliches Schultergewand, bestehend aus Rücken und Brustteil, die durch Stoff, Spangen oder Kettchen zusammengehalten wurden, vorn ein… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • rationale — I noun account, basis, cause, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition, fundamental reason, ground, logical reasoning, motivation, motive, presumption, proposition, reason, reasoning, speculation, surmise, theory II index argument… …   Law dictionary

  • rationale — [n] logic for belief, action account, excuse, explanation, exposition, grounds, hypothesis, justification, motivation, motive, philosophy, principle, raison d’être, rationalization, reason, reasons, song and dance*, sour grapes*, story*, the big… …   New thesaurus

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