What's the meaning of "in the spirit of"?

In the spirit of full disclosure, the texter in question turned out khổng lồ be my editor at Salon. (Hi, Sarah!) She has not texted me again.

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What does in the spirit of in the passage mean? I have looked it up in the dictionaries, but couldn"t find a definition for it.


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Taking the sentence as a whole, the texter feels that full disclosure is very important. Therefore, a text was issued. The text was issued in the spirit of the perceived requirement for full disclosure.

In other words, an act performed in the spirit of something is done because the something requires it. The reason given is often moral, as it is in the example.


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Gymglish defines in the spirit of as

in the attitude of, in the essence of (idiom)

Ex: It"s not in the spirit of teamwork to lớn betray one another. (That"s not the essence of working together at all.)

Whereas WordHippo says that it means

In keeping with given expectations, norms, igiao dịch, or rules.

So I think that the phrase In the spirit of full disclosure means wishing lớn be completely open/honest, (just lượt thích a "full disclosure" is in law or business).

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Note: full disclosure is a formal mix phrase meaning :

the disclosure of all relevant information, without the withholding of significant facts which may bias a decision.

One can clearly discern irony in this sentence, as the intentionally formal (or even pompous?) register of the phrase is used lớn increase the hilariousness of the situation.


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answered Dec 29 "trăng tròn at 15:32
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It means "While I could argue that the letter of the rules about full disclosure do not actually require me to disclose these, I am not going to lớn argue technicalities, but discthua thảm it, because the intention, the spirit, of those laws is that you know things like this."


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answered Dec 29 "trăng tròn at 15:43
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My understanding of this phrase is "considering the very core or true meaning of something, it is fitting to bởi vì what is mentioned immediately afterwards."


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In the spirit of, means that the person involved was in the right mood to vì something.


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