D.D.

English translation: Doctor of Divinity

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English term or phrase:D.D.
Selected answer:Doctor of Divinity
Entered by: Tony M

18:37 Sep 12, 2016
English language (monolingual) [Non-PRO]
Religion
English term or phrase: D.D.
Hello everyone,

http://www.bestsermons.net/1926/Christianity_and_War.html

HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK, D.D.
PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, NEW YORK CITY

All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52.

What does "D.D." stand for?

Thank you.
Mikhail Korolev
Local time: 14:23
Doctor of Divinity
Explanation:
usually — a religious qualification, just as M.D. is Doctor of Medicine (the inverted word order is because they both come in fact from the Latin names of these degrees)

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Note added at 3 minutes (2016-09-12 18:41:08 GMT)
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This should be readily searchable on the Internet!

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Note added at 4 minutes (2016-09-12 18:42:02 GMT)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Divinity

And plenty more results if you Google it.

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Note added at 33 minutes (2016-09-12 19:11:27 GMT)
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Took me right back, to 'Pirates of Penzance':

"... a Doctor of Divinity
who resides in this vicinity..."

Loved that as a kid... along with the "...lace and dimity..."
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Tony M
France
Local time: 12:23
Grading comment
Thank you, Tony.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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4 +11Doctor of Divinity
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Doctor of Divinity


Explanation:
usually — a religious qualification, just as M.D. is Doctor of Medicine (the inverted word order is because they both come in fact from the Latin names of these degrees)

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Note added at 3 minutes (2016-09-12 18:41:08 GMT)
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This should be readily searchable on the Internet!

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Note added at 4 minutes (2016-09-12 18:42:02 GMT)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Divinity

And plenty more results if you Google it.

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Note added at 33 minutes (2016-09-12 19:11:27 GMT)
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Took me right back, to 'Pirates of Penzance':

"... a Doctor of Divinity
who resides in this vicinity..."

Loved that as a kid... along with the "...lace and dimity..."

Tony M
France
Local time: 12:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thank you, Tony.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Veronika McLaren
0 min
  -> Thanks, Veronika!

agree  Armorel Young
8 mins
  -> Thanks, Armorel!

agree  Christopher Crockett: Duh
8 mins
  -> Thanks, Chris!

agree  Jack Doughty
29 mins
  -> Thanks, Jack!

agree  Batuhan Yazar
49 mins
  -> Thanks, Yazar!

agree  David Hollywood
1 hr
  -> Thanks, David!

agree  Charles Davis: The "Doctor of Divinity who resides in this vicinity" means a bishop, or possibly just a clergyman: the pirates tell the young ladies that they will shortly be "conjugally matrimonified" by this DD (I once played a pirate in a school production!)
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Charles! Good for you! G&S used to be an annual affair at the grammar school I went to, but sadly by the time I got there it had gone out of fashion.

agree  AllegroTrans: Intresting stuff from CD, although I am mystified at the connection with pirates, unless this was the Pirates of Penzance// N.B.: International Talk Like a Pirate Day is on 19 September http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, C! Yes, I mentioned them in my note above.

agree  JohnMcDove: Amen to all that! :-)
4 hrs
  -> Thanks, John!

agree  Yasutomo Kanazawa
10 hrs
  -> Thanks, Yasutomo-san!

agree  acetran
14 hrs
  -> Thanks, Ace!
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