This is the generation of that Leviathan, or rather ...
In Leviathan he had vehemently assailed the system of the universities, as originally founded for the support of the papal against the civil authority, and as still working social mischief by adherence to the old learning.
Versy appendix entitled The Catching of Leviathan the Great Whale.
Among the clearest and most logical exponents of this theory was Hobbes, who in his Leviathan expounded his notion of an agreement by which absolute power was irrevocably transferred to the ruler.
The word may be used in Job as typical of the primeval king of land animals, as leviathan of the water animals.