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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 552 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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INFLUENCE (Late Lat. influentia, from influere, to flow in), word whose principal modern meaning is that of power, control or action affecting others, exercised, either covertly or without INFLUENZA visible means or direct physical agency. It is one of those numerous terms of astrology (q.v.) which have established themselves in current language. From the stars was supposed to flow an ethereal stream which affected the course of events on the earth and the fortunes and characters of men. For the law as to " undue influence " see CONTRACT.
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INFLEXION (from Lat. inflectere, to bend)

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