Definition of Abilities:
His position and abilities, however, were such that it was quite as much within his power to have stopped the whole proceedings as in that of any man then living; and they, no doubt, had his sanction and efficient support.- "Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism", Allen Putnam.
- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
We order and charge by these presents that, when it happens that in the said church there are not at least four incumbents in residence, you will appoint up to the said number to fill the vacant places, and priests who lead exemplary lives and of the necessary abilities to serve in the said church, as its canons and priests should; you will give them a sufficient salary from the funds that belong to the Order of the Chapter; first paying those who reside there and are ordained as the foundation statutes provide.- "Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings", Francis Augustus MacNutt.