But the term has acquired more special connotations in modern thought.
People typically describe their enemies with adjectives that carry negative connotations.
The term, already Synoptic, takes over here most of the connotations of the " Kingdom of God," the standing Synoptic expression, which appears here only in iii.
The term is in fact susceptible of two opposite connotations; on the one hand, it implies that the thing to which it is applied is only a copy; on the other that as a copy it is faithful and accurate.
So again in determining the " import " of propositions, it is no accident that in all save existential propositions it is to the familiar rubrics of associationism - co-existence, sequence, causation and resemblance - that he refers for classification, while his general formula as to the conjunctions of connotations is associationist through and through.