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repeller

an obstetrical instrument used in large animal obstetrics to repel a fetus during correction of a dystocia, e.g. kühn's crutch. See also repulsion (3).
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Cura autem voluntas se habeat in potentia respectu boni universalis, nullum bonum superat virtutem voluntatis quasi ex necessitate ipsam movens, nisi id quod secundum omnem considerationem est bonum; et hoc solum est bonum perfectum, quod est beatitudo, quod voluntas non potest non velle, ita scilicet quod velit eius oppositum; potest tamen non velle actu, quia potest avertere cogitationem beatitudinis, inquantum movet intellectum ad suum actum; et quantum ad hoc nec ipsam beatitudinem ex necessitate vult; sicut etiam aliquis non ex necessitate calefieret, si posset calidum a se repellere cum vellet.
The commandment "Thou shalt not kill" disappears in the case of legitimate defense, that is to say in the case where violence, in that particular circumstance, is the sole possible remedy for violence, according to the maxim that has explicitly or tacitly entered into most moral or judicial normative systems: Vin vi repellere licet.
It thus confirmed a proverb often cited at the time: it is proper to repel force with force (vim vi repellere licet); Guenee, Un Meurtre, Une Societe, 96.