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bequest (Also bequests) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to bequest

real_property

  • noun property consisting of houses and land
    real estate; immovable; realty.

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code

  • noun a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
    codification.
  • noun a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

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officeholder

  • noun someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    officer.
    • he is an officer of the court
    • the club elected its officers for the coming year
  • noun the official who holds an office
    incumbent.

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jeremy_bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Bentham.

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pro

  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
    professional.
  • noun an argument in favor of a proposal

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joint_resolution

  • noun a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)

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declaration

  • noun a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
  • noun (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction
    • his declaration of innocence

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gift_horse

  • noun a gift (usually of inferior quality) that should be accepted uncritically
    • it wasn't much, but don't look a gift horse in the mouth

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bequeath

  • verb leave or give by will after one's death
    will; leave.
    • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry
    • My grandfather left me his entire estate

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administrative_official

  • noun an official of a bureaucracy
    bureaucrat.

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welfare

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; public assistance.
    • she lives on welfare
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    benefit.
    • for the benefit of all

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adjustment

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    fitting; accommodation.
  • noun the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
    modification; alteration.

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government_officials

  • noun people elected or appointed to administer a government
    officialdom.

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theorist

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theoretician; theoriser; idealogue; theorizer.

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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passage

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    transition.
  • noun a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

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halogen

  • noun any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions

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judgement_in_rem

  • noun a judgment pronounced on the status of some particular subject or property or thing (as opposed to one pronounced on persons)
    judgment in rem.

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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claim_agent

  • noun one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
    adjustor; claims adjustor; adjuster; claims adjuster.

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political_donation

  • noun a contribution made to a politician or a political campaign or a political party
    political contribution.

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turnabout

  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    turnaround; flip-flop; change of mind; reversal.
  • noun turning in the opposite direction
    reversion; turnaround; reverse; reversal.

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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jurisdiction

  • noun (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
    legal power.
    • courts having jurisdiction in this district
  • noun in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

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marine_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    maritime law; admiralty law.

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returning

  • adjective satellite tending to return to an earlier state
    reverting.
  • verb go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
    return.
    • return to your native land
    • the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean

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choice

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; pick.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; selection; option.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick

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concurring_opinion

  • noun an opinion that agrees with the court's disposition of the case but is written to express a particular judge's reasoning

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freebee

  • noun something that is free (usually provided as part of a promotional scheme)
    freebie.
    • the road map was a freebie

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steal

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    buy; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • noun a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

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decide

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; adjudicate.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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rutledge

  • noun United States jurist and second chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was appointed by George Washington and briefly served as chief justice but was ultimately rejected by the United States Senate (1739-1800)
    John Rutledge.

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federal_agent

  • noun any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
    agent.

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concurring

  • adjective satellite being of the same opinion
    concordant.
  • verb be in accord; be in agreement
    hold; concur; agree; concord.
    • We agreed on the terms of the settlement
    • I can't agree with you!
    • I hold with those who say life is sacred
    • Both philosophers concord on this point

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salmon_p._chase

  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Chase.

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retrial

  • noun a new trial in which issues already litigated and to which the court has already rendered a verdict or decision are reexamined by the same court; occurs when the initial trial is found to have been improper or unfair due to procedural errors

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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recognizance

  • noun (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited
    recognisance.

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sainthood

  • noun saints collectively
  • noun the status and dignity of a saint

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transmissible

  • adjective satellite (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
    transmittable; contagious; communicable; catching; contractable.
  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    familial; hereditary; genetic; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features

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state_attorney

  • noun a prosecuting attorney for a state
    state's attorney.

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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presenter

  • noun someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)
  • noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    sponsor.

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race

  • noun any competition
    • the race for the presidency
  • noun a contest of speed
    • the race is to the swift

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earl_warren

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
    Warren.

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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accumulation

  • noun an increase by natural growth or addition
    accretion.
  • noun several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    assemblage; aggregation; collection.

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assemblage

  • noun a group of persons together in one place
    gathering.
  • noun a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose
    hookup.

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chase

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; pursuit.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Salmon P. Chase.

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bail_bond

  • noun (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    bail; bond.
    • the judge set bail at $10,000
    • a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman

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officiation

  • noun the act of umpiring
    umpirage; refereeing; officiating.
    • the officiating was excellent
  • noun the performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty

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today

  • noun the present time or age
    • the world of today
    • today we have computers
  • noun the day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow)
    • Today is beautiful
    • did you see today's newspaper?

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hearing_officer

  • noun an official appointed by a government agency to conduct an investigation or administrative hearing so that the agency can exercise its statutory powers
    hearing examiner.

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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licenser

  • noun an official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission (especially one who licenses publications)

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maker

  • noun a person who makes things
    shaper.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Godhead.

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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birthday_present

  • noun a present given in celebration of a person's birthday
    birthday gift.

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ecclesiastical

  • adjective of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
    ecclesiastic.
    • ecclesiastic history

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giving

  • noun the act of giving
    gift.
  • noun the imparting of news or promises etc.
    • he gave us the news and made a great show of the giving
    • giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily

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endowment

  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; natural endowment; gift.
  • noun the capital that provides income for an institution
    endowment fund.

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assistance

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a resource
    aid; help.
    • visual aids in teaching

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non_prosequitur

  • noun a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court)
    non pros.

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federal_job_safety_law

  • noun a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment
    occupational safety and health act.

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hereditary

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; genetic; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    patrimonial; ancestral; transmissible.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition

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legislative_assembly

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; law-makers; legislative body; general assembly.

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turnaround

  • noun time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip
    turnaround time.
  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    flip-flop; change of mind; reversal; turnabout.

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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jurist

  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    legal expert.
  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    judge; justice.

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method

  • noun a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  • noun an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
    method acting.

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multitude

  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; pack; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a large gathering of people
    throng; concourse.

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cull

  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    reject.
  • verb remove something that has been rejected
    • cull the sick members of the herd

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military_law

  • noun the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel

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judgement_by_default

  • noun a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
    judgment by default; default judgment; default judgement.

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legislative_body

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; legislative assembly; law-makers; general assembly.

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clerk

  • noun an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)
  • noun a salesperson in a store
    shop clerk; salesclerk; shop assistant.

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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umpirage

  • noun mediation by an umpire
  • noun the act of umpiring
    officiation; refereeing; officiating.
    • the officiating was excellent

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corporation

  • noun a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
    corp.
  • noun slang for a paunch
    tummy; bay window; pot; potbelly.

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english

  • noun an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
    English language.
  • noun the people of England
    English people.

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marshall

  • noun United States actor (1914-1998)
    E. G. Marshall.
  • noun United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
    George Catlett Marshall; George Marshall.

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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common_law

  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    case law; precedent.
  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    case law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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talent

  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    endowment; natural endowment; gift.
  • noun a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity

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harlan_stone

  • noun United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
    Harlan F. Stone; Stone; Harlan Fisk Stone.

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settler

  • noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    colonist.
  • noun a negotiator who settles disputes

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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reason

  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    ground.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • noun an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
    • the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

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eclecticism

  • noun making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    eclectic method.

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trial

  • noun the act of testing something
    test; run.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial
  • noun trying something to find out about it
    test; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

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amount

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; sum; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
    • an adequate amount of food for four people

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bestowal

  • noun the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
    conferment; bestowment; conferral.
  • noun a gift that is bestowed or conferred
    bestowment.

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holdover

  • noun an official who remains in office after his term
    hangover.
  • noun something that has survived from the past
    hangover.
    • a holdover from the sixties
    • hangovers from the 19th century

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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real

  • noun any rational or irrational number
    real number.
  • noun the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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matrimonial

  • adjective of or relating to the state of marriage
    married; marital.
    • marital status
    • marital fidelity
    • married bliss

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sire

  • noun a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
  • noun the founder of a family
    father; forefather.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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enactment

  • noun the passing of a law by a legislative body
    passage.
  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    act.

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confession

  • noun an admission of misdeeds or faults
  • noun a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party

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justiciary

  • noun formerly a high judicial officer
    justiciar.
  • noun the jurisdiction of a justiciar

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keeper

  • noun someone in charge of other people
    • am I my brother's keeper?
  • noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    custodian; steward.

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samson

  • noun (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; bull.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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obligation

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    duty; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun the state of being obligated to do or pay something
    • he is under an obligation to finish the job

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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subsidizer

  • noun someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy
    subsidiser.

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charles_evans_hughes

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)
    Hughes.

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fee

  • noun a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
  • noun an interest in land capable of being inherited

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summary

  • noun a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
    sum-up.
    • he gave a summary of the conclusions
  • adjective satellite performed speedily and without formality
    drumhead.
    • a summary execution
    • summary justice

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cognovit_judgment

  • noun a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
    confession of judgement; cognovit judgement; confession of judgment.

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consumption

  • noun the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
    intake; ingestion; uptake.
  • noun involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
    white plague; phthisis; pulmonary tuberculosis; wasting disease.

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property_settlement

  • noun (matrimonial law) the division of property owned or acquired by marriage partners during their marriage

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biological_group

  • noun a group of plants or animals

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scope

  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; reach; orbit; range; compass.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power
  • noun the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    setting; background.
    • you can't do that in a university setting

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assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

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law_of_the_land

  • noun a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process
    • the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'

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possession

  • noun the act of having and controlling property
    ownership.
  • noun anything owned or possessed

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door

  • noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
    • he knocked on the door
    • he slammed the door as he left
  • noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    threshold; room access; doorway.
    • he stuck his head in the doorway

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valuator

  • noun one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
    appraiser.

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wedding_present

  • noun a present given to someone getting married
    wedding gift.

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canon

  • noun a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    • the neoclassical canon
    • canons of polite society
  • noun a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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award

  • noun a grant made by a law court
    awarding.
    • he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court
  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; honor; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

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oliver_wendell_holmes_jr.

  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Holmes.

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mercantile

  • adjective of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • mercantile theories
    • mercantile system
  • adjective satellite profit oriented
    moneymaking; mercenary.
    • a commercial book
    • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan
    • a mercenary enterprise
    • a moneymaking business

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citizenry

  • noun the body of citizens of a state or country
    people.
    • the Spanish people

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general_assembly

  • noun the supreme deliberative assembly of the United Nations
  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; legislative assembly; law-makers; legislative body.

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appointee

  • noun an official who is appointed
  • noun a person who is appointed to a job or position
    appointment.

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military_reserve

  • noun armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
    reserve.

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securities_law

  • noun the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities

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dissenting_opinion

  • noun an opinion that disagrees with the court's disposition of the case

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philanthropic

  • adjective satellite generous in assistance to the poor
    benevolent; eleemosynary; beneficent.
    • a benevolent contributor
    • eleemosynary relief
    • philanthropic contributions
  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by philanthropy
    • a philanthropic society

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enabling_legislation

  • noun legislation that gives appropriate officials the authority to implement or enforce the law

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ecclesiastical_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    canon law.

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birthday_gift

  • noun a present given in celebration of a person's birthday
    birthday present.

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stolen_property

  • noun property that has been stolen

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cognovit

(Law) An instrument in writting whereby a defendant in an action acknowledges a plaintiff's demand to be just. Mozley & W.

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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record-keeper

  • noun someone responsible for keeping records
    recorder; registrar.

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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admiralty

  • noun the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)
  • noun the office of admiral

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claim

  • noun an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • noun an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims

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ordeal

  • noun a severe or trying experience
  • noun a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
    trial by ordeal.

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estate

  • noun everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
  • noun extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    land; demesne; landed estate; acres.
    • the family owned a large estate on Long Island

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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tax

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    revenue enhancement; taxation.
  • verb levy a tax on
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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agent

  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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critic

  • noun a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • noun anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

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hudud

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudood.

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judgment_in_rem

  • noun a judgment pronounced on the status of some particular subject or property or thing (as opposed to one pronounced on persons)
    judgement in rem.

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justness

  • noun conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety
    nicety; rightness.
    • it was performed with justness and beauty
  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justice.

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christmas_gift

  • noun a present given at Christmas time
    Christmas present.

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premium

  • noun payment for insurance
    insurance premium.
  • noun the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value
    • they paid a premium for access to water

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fatwah

  • noun (Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar
    • bin Laden issued three fatwahs calling upon Muslims to take up arms against the United States

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provincial

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
    • the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials
  • noun a country person
    bucolic; peasant.

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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bung

  • noun a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    spile.
  • verb give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
    fee; tip.
    • Remember to tip the waiter
    • fee the steward

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inheritance

  • noun hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    heritage.
  • noun that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
    heritage.

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hoi

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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recognisance

  • noun (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited
    recognizance.

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prosecuting_officer

  • noun a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
    prosecuting attorney; public prosecutor; prosecutor.

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forest

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; wood.
  • noun land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    timberland; woodland; timber.

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patrimony

  • noun a church endowment
  • noun an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)
    birthright.

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reject

  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    cull.
  • verb refuse to accept or acknowledge
    • I reject the idea of starting a war
    • The journal rejected the student's paper

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human_beings

  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    humans; human race; humankind; mankind; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women
  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; human; man.

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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ancestor

  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; antecedent; ascendant; root.

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stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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raffle

  • noun a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
  • verb dispose of in a lottery
    raffle off.
    • We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas

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tipper

  • noun a person who leaves a tip
    • a generous tipper
  • noun truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity
    dump truck; tipper lorry; tip truck; tipper truck; dumper.

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military_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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john_marshall

  • noun United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
    Marshall.

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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morrison_waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Waite; Morrison R. Waite; Morrison Remick Waite.

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collection

  • noun several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    assemblage; aggregation; accumulation.
  • noun a publication containing a variety of works
    compendium.

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warren_earl_burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Burger; Warren Burger; Warren E. Burger.

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testament

  • noun a profession of belief
    • he stated his political testament
  • noun a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
    will.

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birthday

  • noun an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)
  • noun the date on which a person was born
    natal day.

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grotius

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Hugo Grotius; Huig de Groot.

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legality

  • noun lawfulness by virtue of conformity to a legal statute

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ethnic

  • noun a person who is a member of an ethnic group
  • adjective satellite denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
    cultural; ethnical.
    • influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
    • ethnic food

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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mercantile_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

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old_testament

  • noun the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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purchase

  • noun the acquisition of something for payment
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
  • noun something acquired by purchase

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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confession_of_judgment

  • noun a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
    confession of judgement; cognovit judgement; cognovit judgment.

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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chief

  • noun a person who is in charge
    head; top dog.
    • the head of the whole operation
  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; gaffer; honcho; boss.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

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verb

  • noun the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
  • noun a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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non_pros

  • noun a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court)
    non prosequitur.

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officialdom

  • noun people elected or appointed to administer a government
    government officials.

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forest_fire_fighter

  • noun an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
    ranger; fire warden.

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interpretation

  • noun a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    reading; version.
  • noun the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    rendition; rendering.
    • her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

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jay

  • noun United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
    John Jay.
  • noun crested largely blue bird

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wedding

  • noun the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
    hymeneals; wedding ceremony; nuptials.
  • noun the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
    marriage; marriage ceremony.
    • their marriage was conducted in the chapel

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statutory

  • adjective relating to or created by statutes
    • statutory matters
    • statutory law
  • adjective satellite prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute
    • statutory restrictions
    • a statutory age limit
    • statutory crimes
    • statutory rape

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vizier

  • noun a high official in a Muslim government (especially in the Ottoman Empire)

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rare_earth

  • noun any element of the lanthanide series (atomic numbers 57 through 71)
    lanthanon; rare-earth element; lanthanide; lanthanoid.

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foreign_aid

  • noun aid (such as economic or military assistance) provided to one nation by another

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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arrangement

  • noun the thing arranged or agreed to
    agreement.
    • they made arrangements to meet in Chicago
  • noun an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
    • a flower arrangement

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transferred_possession

  • noun a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
    transferred property.

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traineeship

  • noun financial aid that enables you to get trained for a specified job
    • the bill provided traineeships in vocational rehabilitation

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roger_taney

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    Roger Brooke Taney; Taney.

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group

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    grouping.
  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    radical; chemical group.

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exclusion

  • noun the state of being excluded
  • noun the state of being excommunicated
    censure; excommunication.

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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personam

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masses

  • noun the common people generally
    people; the great unwashed; mass; hoi polloi; multitude.
    • separate the warriors from the mass
    • power to the people
  • noun the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
    mass.

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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wold

  • noun a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)

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john_jay

  • noun United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
    Jay.

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hudood

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudud.

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judgment_of_dismissal

  • noun a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
    dismissal; judgement of dismissal.

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forbear

  • noun a person from whom you are descended
    forebear.
  • verb refrain from doing
    hold back.
    • she forbore a snicker

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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executory

Pertaining to administration, or putting the laws in force; executive.
The official and executory duties of government. Burke.

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lunch

  • noun a midday meal
    luncheon; tiffin; dejeuner.
  • verb take the midday meal
    • At what time are you lunching?

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judgment_on_the_merits

  • noun judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented
    judgement on the merits.

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economic_aid

  • noun money to support a worthy person or cause
    aid; financial aid.

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human_race

  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    humans; humankind; mankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

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appraiser

  • noun one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
    valuator.
  • noun one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity
    authenticator.

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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borough_english

  • noun a former English custom by which the youngest son inherited land to the exclusion of his older brothers

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deferred_payment

  • noun arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services
    credit.

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servant

  • noun a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
    retainer.
  • noun in a subordinate position
    handmaiden; handmaid.
    • theology should be the handmaiden of ethics
    • the state cannot be a servant of the church

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refereeing

  • noun the act of umpiring
    umpirage; officiation; officiating.
    • the officiating was excellent
  • verb be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
    umpire; referee.

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specific

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    particular.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
    • quinine is a specific for malaria

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confession_of_judgement

  • noun a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
    cognovit judgement; confession of judgment; cognovit judgment.

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warren_e._burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Burger; Warren Earl Burger; Warren Burger.

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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status

  • noun the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    position.
    • he had the status of a minor
    • the novel attained the status of a classic
    • atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life
  • noun a state at a particular time
    condition.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations

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financial

  • adjective involving financial matters
    fiscal.
    • fiscal responsibility

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social_welfare

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    public assistance; welfare.
    • she lives on welfare

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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receipt

  • noun the act of receiving
    reception.
  • noun an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made

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contributor

  • noun someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
    subscriber.
  • noun a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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operation

  • noun the state of being in effect or being operative
    • that rule is no longer in operation
  • noun a business especially one run on a large scale
    • a large-scale farming operation
    • a multinational operation
    • they paid taxes on every stage of the operation
    • they had to consolidate their operations

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benefaction

  • noun a contribution of money or assistance
  • noun an act intending or showing kindness and good will
    benevolence.

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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ascendent

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendant.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    antecedent; ancestor; ascendant; root.

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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admiralty_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    marine law; maritime law.

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decision

  • noun the act of making up your mind about something
    determination; conclusion.
    • the burden of decision was his
    • he drew his conclusions quickly
  • noun a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    determination; conclusion.
    • a decision unfavorable to the opposition
    • his conclusion took the evidence into account
    • satisfied with the panel's determination

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dismissal

  • noun a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
    judgment of dismissal; judgement of dismissal.
  • noun official notice that you have been fired from your job
    pink slip; dismission.

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commissar

  • noun an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
    political commissar.

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abnegator

  • noun one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something

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fellowship

  • noun an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
    family.
    • the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family
    • the church welcomed new members into its fellowship
  • noun the state of being with someone
    company; companionship; society.
    • he missed their company
    • he enjoyed the society of his friends

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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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health

  • noun a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
    wellness.
    • physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients
  • noun the general condition of body and mind
    • his delicate health
    • in poor health

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remember

  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; recall; recollect; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories
  • verb keep in mind for attention or consideration
    think of.
    • Remember the Alamo
    • Remember to call your mother every day!
    • Think of the starving children in India!

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microeconomics

  • noun the branch of economics that studies the economy of consumers or households or individual firms

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equerry

  • noun an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
  • noun a personal attendant of the British royal family

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issue

  • noun an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • noun one of a series published periodically
    number.
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

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elected_official

  • noun official who won the office in a free election

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legislative

  • adjective relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature
    • legislative council
  • adjective of or relating to or created by legislation
    • legislative proposal

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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ascendant

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendent.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; antecedent; ancestor; root.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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islamic_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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u.s.

  • noun the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
    United States government; United States; US Government; U.S. government.
  • noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    USA; the States; U.S.A.; United States; US; United States of America; America.

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lagniappe

  • noun a small gift (especially one given by a merchant to a customer who makes a purchase)

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guess

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.
  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; dead reckoning; shot; guessing.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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becwethan

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giveaway

  • noun a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group
  • noun an unintentional disclosure

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notary

  • noun someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
    notary public.

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estimate

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    approximation; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    estimation.
    • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
    • in my estimation the boy is innocent

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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accommodation

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    fitting; adjustment.
  • noun a settlement of differences
    • they reached an accommodation with Japan

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frederick_moore_vinson

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1890-1953)
    Vinson.

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free_lunch

  • noun something acquired without effort or payment or obligation
    • there is no free lunch in politics or Hollywood

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personal_property

  • noun movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
    personal estate; private property; personalty.

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prosequitur

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christmas_present

  • noun a present given at Christmas time
    Christmas gift.

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moment

  • noun a particular point in time
    instant; second; minute.
    • the moment he arrived the party began
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    bit; mo; minute; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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trier

  • noun one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
  • noun one who tries
    essayer; attempter.

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registrar

  • noun a person employed to keep a record of the owners of stocks and bonds issued by the company
  • noun the administrator responsible for student records

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circuit

  • noun an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
    electrical circuit; electric circuit.
  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    tour.
    • they took an extended tour of Europe
    • we took a quick circuit of the park
    • a ten-day coach circuit of the island

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town_clerk

  • noun the official who keeps a town's records

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consequence

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; result; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
    aftermath.

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returning_officer

  • noun the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results

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mankind

  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    humans; human race; humankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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revenue

  • noun the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    gross; receipts.
  • noun government income due to taxation
    tax revenue; taxation; tax income.

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beadle

  • noun a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
  • noun United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
    George Beadle; George Wells Beadle.

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vote_counter

  • noun an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
    teller.

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Morrison Waite; Morrison R. Waite; Morrison Remick Waite.

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vinson

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1890-1953)
    Frederick Moore Vinson.

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vote

  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    voting; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • noun the opinion of a group as determined by voting
    • they put the question to a vote

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decision_making

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    deciding.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making

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arbitration

  • noun (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)
  • noun the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
    arbitrament; arbitrement.
    • they submitted their disagreement to arbitration

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city

  • noun a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    metropolis; urban center.
    • Ancient Troy was a great city
  • noun an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
    • the city raised the tax rate

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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official

  • noun a worker who holds or is invested with an office
    functionary.
  • noun someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
    • the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling

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district

  • noun a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    territory; territorial dominion; dominion.
  • verb regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
    zone.

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unwashed

  • adjective satellite of or associated with the great masses of people
    vulgar; common; plebeian.
    • the common people in those days suffered greatly
    • behavior that branded him as common
    • his square plebeian nose
    • a vulgar and objectionable person
    • the unwashed masses
  • adjective satellite not cleaned with or as if with soap and water
    • a sink full of unwashed dishes

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judgment

  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    judgement; mind.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind
  • noun the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    judgement; assessment.
    • they criticized my judgment of the contestants

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doge

  • noun formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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grantor

  • noun a person who makes a grant in legal form
    • conveyed from grantor to grantee

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swarm

  • noun a moving crowd
    drove; horde.
  • noun a group of many things in the air or on the ground
    cloud.
    • a swarm of insects obscured the light
    • clouds of blossoms
    • it discharged a cloud of spores

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philanthropy

  • noun voluntary promotion of human welfare
    philanthropic gift.

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accretion

  • noun an increase by natural growth or addition
    accumulation.
  • noun something contributing to growth or increase
    • he scraped away the accretions of paint
    • the central city surrounded by recent accretions

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flip-flop

  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    turnaround; change of mind; reversal; turnabout.
  • noun a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
    thong.

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freebie

  • noun something that is free (usually provided as part of a promotional scheme)
    freebee.
    • the road map was a freebie

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scheme

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    strategy.
  • noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    dodge; dodging.

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final

  • noun the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final exam.

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giver

  • noun someone who devotes himself completely
    • there are no greater givers than those who give themselves
  • noun person who makes a gift of property
    donor; bestower; conferrer; presenter.

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state's_attorney

  • noun a prosecuting attorney for a state
    state attorney.

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personal_judgement

  • noun a judgment rendered against an individual (or corporation) for the payment of money damages
    judgment in personam; judgement in personam; personal judgment.

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option

  • noun the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
  • noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    alternative; choice.
    • what option did I have?
    • there no other alternative
    • my only choice is to refuse

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huig_de_groot

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Grotius; Hugo Grotius.

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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william_howard_taft

  • noun 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
    President Taft; Taft.

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matrimonial_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing matrimony

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population

  • noun the people who inhabit a territory or state
    • the population seemed to be well fed and clothed
  • noun a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
    • they hired hunters to keep down the deer population

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chief_justice

  • noun the judge who presides over a supreme court

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outlay

  • noun the act of spending or disbursing money
    spending; disbursement; disbursal.
  • noun money paid out; an amount spent
    spending; outgo; expenditure.

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edition

  • noun the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
  • noun all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time
    • the first edition appeared in 1920
    • it was too late for the morning edition
    • they issued a limited edition of Bach recordings

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dower

  • noun money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
    portion; dowery; dowry.
  • noun a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband

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instruction

  • noun a message describing how something is to be done
    direction.
    • he gave directions faster than she could follow them
  • noun the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
    educational activity; didactics; teaching; pedagogy; education.
    • he received no formal education
    • our instruction was carefully programmed
    • good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded

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transfer

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    conveyance; transportation; transport; transferral.
  • noun someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
    transferee.
    • the best student was a transfer from LSU

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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regulator

  • noun any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
  • noun an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest

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bride

  • noun a woman who has recently been married
  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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future

  • noun the time yet to come
    time to come; futurity; hereafter.
  • noun a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
    future tense.

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roger_brooke_taney

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    Roger Taney; Taney.

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acquisition

  • noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
    • the acquisition of wealth
    • the acquisition of one company by another
  • noun something acquired
    • a recent acquisition by the museum

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perspective

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; view.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer
    linear perspective.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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deciding

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    decision making.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making
  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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alcalde

  • noun a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town

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administrative_law

  • noun the body of rules and regulations and orders and decisions created by administrative agencies of government

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entail

  • noun land received by fee tail
  • noun the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple

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judgement_on_the_pleadings

  • noun a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
    summary judgement; summary judgment; judgment on the pleadings.

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change_of_mind

  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    turnaround; flip-flop; reversal; turnabout.

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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da

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    district attorney.

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shell

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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borough

  • noun one of the administrative divisions of a large city
  • noun an English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament

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diplomatist

  • noun an official engaged in international negotiations
    diplomat.

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offering

  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offer.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds
  • noun money contributed to a religious organization

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judgement_on_the_merits

  • noun judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented
    judgment on the merits.

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rehnquist

  • noun United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
    William Hubbs Rehnquist; William Rehnquist.

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hangover

  • noun disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)
    katzenjammer.
  • noun an official who remains in office after his term
    holdover.

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majority

  • noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    bulk.
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
    • the bulk of the work is finished
  • noun (elections) more than half of the votes
    absolute majority.

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internal

  • adjective happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
    • internal organs
    • internal mechanism of a toy
    • internal party maneuvering
  • adjective satellite occurring within an institution or community
    intragroup.
    • intragroup squabbling within the corporation

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law_of_moses

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Mosaic law.

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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weigher

  • noun an official who weighs and records the weight

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finding

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    determination.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the decision of a court on issues of fact or law

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donor

  • noun person who makes a gift of property
    bestower; conferrer; giver; presenter.
  • noun (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)

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pretor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    praetor.

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hughes

  • noun English poet (born in 1930)
    Edward James Hughes; Ted Hughes.
  • noun United States writer (1902-1967)
    James Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes.

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quoth

Said; spoke; uttered; -- used only in the first and third persons in the past tenses, and always followed by its nominative, the word or words said being the object; as, quoth I. quoth he. "Let me not live, quoth he." Shak.

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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door_prize

  • noun tickets are passed out at the entrance to a dance or party or other social function and a prize is awarded to the holder of the winning ticket

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judicial_decision

  • noun (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
    judgement; judgment.

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donation

  • noun a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
    contribution.
  • noun act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
    contribution.

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affirmation

  • noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    avouchment; avowal.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    assertion; statement.

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commercial_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; law merchant.

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quaestor

  • noun any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)

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claim

  • noun an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • noun an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims

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services

  • noun performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
    • the mayor tried to maintain city services
    • the medical services are excellent
  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    service.
    • budget separately for goods and services

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evaluator

  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    judge.

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payment

  • noun a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
  • noun the act of paying money
    defrayment; defrayal.

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teller

  • noun an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
    vote counter.
  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
    Edward Teller.

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statute

  • noun an act passed by a legislative body
    legislative act.
  • adjective satellite enacted by a legislative body
    codified.
    • statute law
    • codified written laws

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flop

  • noun an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    floating-point operation.
    • this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • noun someone who is unsuccessful
    washout; dud.

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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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inquisitor

  • noun a questioner who is excessively harsh
    interrogator.
  • noun an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition

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philanthropic_gift

  • noun voluntary promotion of human welfare
    philanthropy.

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corporation_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations

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transferred_property

  • noun a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
    transferred possession.

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judgment_by_default

  • noun a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
    default judgment; default judgement; judgement by default.

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ellsworth

  • noun United States jurist and the third chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1807)
    Oliver Ellsworth.

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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edward_douglas_white_jr.

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    White; Edward White; Edward D. White.

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selection

  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; option; choice.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick
  • noun an assortment of things from which a choice can be made
    • the store carried a large selection of shoes

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phenomenon

  • noun any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  • noun a remarkable development

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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mufti

  • noun a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law
  • noun civilian dress worn by a person who is entitled to wear a military uniform

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adjudicator

  • noun a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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president_taft

  • noun 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
    Taft; William Howard Taft.

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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bail

  • noun (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    bail bond; bond.
    • the judge set bail at $10,000
    • a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman
  • noun the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial)
    • he is out on bail

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debate

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argumentation; argument.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; disputation.

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praetorian

  • adjective of or relating to a Roman praetor
    pretorial; pretorian; praetorial.
    • praetorial powers
  • noun a member of the Praetorian Guard
    Praetorian Guard.

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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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prosecuting_attorney

  • noun a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
    public prosecutor; prosecuting officer; prosecutor.

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nullifier

  • noun an advocate of nullification; someone who believes that a state can resist federal laws
  • noun an official who can invalidate or nullify
    voider; invalidator.
    • my bank check was voided and I wanted to know who the invalidator was

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jackpot

  • noun the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    pot; kitty.
  • noun any outstanding award

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default_judgement

  • noun a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
    judgment by default; default judgment; judgement by default.

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primogeniture

  • noun right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son

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maritime

  • adjective relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
    marine; nautical.
    • nautical charts
    • maritime law
    • marine insurance
  • adjective satellite bordering on or living or characteristic of those near the sea
    • a maritime province
    • maritime farmers
    • maritime cultures

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joint

  • noun (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
    articulatio; articulation.
  • noun a disreputable place of entertainment

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ethnos

  • noun people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
    ethnic group.

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reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

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magistrate

  • noun a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)

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shariah_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    sharia; Islamic law; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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closure

  • noun approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    closing.
    • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
  • noun a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    cloture; gag rule; gag law.

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oliver_ellsworth

  • noun United States jurist and the third chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1807)
    Ellsworth.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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arbitrement

  • noun the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
    arbitration; arbitrament.
    • they submitted their disagreement to arbitration

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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dowery

  • noun money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
    portion; dowry; dower.

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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varna

  • noun (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
  • noun a port city in northeastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea

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claims_adjuster

  • noun one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
    adjustor; claims adjustor; adjuster; claim agent.

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praetor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    pretor.

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bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

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stipendiary_magistrate

  • noun (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
    stipendiary.

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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heirloom

  • noun (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
  • noun something that has been in a family for generations

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largesse

  • noun a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
    largess.
  • noun liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
    largess; munificence; magnanimity; openhandedness.

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civil_servant

  • noun a public official who is a member of the civil service

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humans

  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    human race; humankind; mankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women
  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; human; man.

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armed_services

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • noun a force that is a branch of the armed forces
    armed service; military service; service.

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elected

  • adjective subject to popular election
    elective.
    • elective official
  • verb select by a vote for an office or membership
    elect.
    • We elected him chairman of the board

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judgment_on_the_pleadings

  • noun a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
    summary judgement; summary judgment; judgement on the pleadings.

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merit

  • noun any admirable quality or attribute
    virtue.
    • work of great merit
  • noun the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
    deservingness; meritoriousness.
    • there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded

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taney

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    Roger Brooke Taney; Roger Taney.

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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electron_shell

  • noun a grouping of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom
    • the chemical properties of an atom are determined by the outermost electron shell

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arbitrament

  • noun the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
    arbitration; arbitrement.
    • they submitted their disagreement to arbitration

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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accord_and_satisfaction

  • noun the settlement of a debt by paying less than the amount demanded in exchange for extinguishing the debt

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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federal

  • adjective satellite national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units
    • the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • federal courts
    • the federal highway program
    • federal property
  • noun a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
    Union soldier; Federal soldier.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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humankind

  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    humans; human race; mankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

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out-of-court_settlement

  • noun resolution of a dispute prior to the rendering of a final decision by the trial court

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land_grant

  • noun a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)

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mandarin

  • noun shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia
    mandarin orange tree; Citrus reticulata; mandarin orange.
  • noun a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group

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occupational

  • adjective of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained
    • occupational hazard

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default_judgment

  • noun a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
    judgment by default; default judgement; judgement by default.

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ruling

  • noun the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
    opinion.
  • verb exercise authority over; as of nations
    rule; govern.
    • Who is governing the country now?

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accord

  • noun harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    agreement.
    • the two parties were in agreement
  • noun concurrence of opinion
    conformity; accordance.
    • we are in accord with your proposal

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determinative

  • noun one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
    determiner.
  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    causal factor; determinant; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

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social_group

  • noun people sharing some social relation

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philanthropist

  • noun someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
    altruist.

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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subgroup

  • noun a distinct and often subordinate group within a group
  • noun (mathematics) a subset (that is not empty) of a mathematical group

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legislature

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislative assembly; law-makers; legislative body; general assembly.

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final_judgment

  • noun a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment
    final decision.

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trial_judge

  • noun a judge in a trial court

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ranger

  • noun an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
    fire warden; forest fire fighter.
  • noun a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
    Texas Ranger.

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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foreign

  • adjective of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
    • foreign trade
    • a foreign office
  • adjective relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
    strange.
    • foreign nations
    • a foreign accent
    • on business in a foreign city

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enabling

  • adjective providing legal power or sanction
    • an enabling resolution
    • enabling power
  • verb render capable or able for some task
    enable.
    • This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street
    • The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain

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burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Warren Earl Burger; Warren Burger; Warren E. Burger.
  • noun a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients
    beefburger; hamburger.

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melville_weston_fuller

  • noun United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
    Fuller; Melville W. Fuller.

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comptroller_of_the_currency

  • noun a United States federal official who regulates the national banks
  • noun the agency of the Treasury Department responsible for controlling the currency

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harlan_f._stone

  • noun United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
    Stone; Harlan Stone; Harlan Fisk Stone.

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allowance

  • noun an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
    • travel allowance
    • my weekly allowance of two eggs
    • a child's allowance should not be too generous
  • noun a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

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martial_law

  • noun the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

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straggle

  • noun a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)
    • a straggle of outbuildings
    • a straggle of followers
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    digress; depart; sidetrack.

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obiter_dictum

  • noun an incidental remark
    passing comment.
  • noun an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
    dictum.

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prosecute

  • verb conduct a prosecution in a court of law
  • verb bring a criminal action against (in a trial)
    • The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson

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public_prosecutor

  • noun a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
    prosecuting attorney; prosecuting officer; prosecutor.

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community

  • noun a group of people living in a particular local area
    • the team is drawn from all parts of the community
  • noun common ownership
    • they shared a community of possessions

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satisfaction

  • noun the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation
    • the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction
  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
    gratification.
    • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    • to my immense gratification he arrived on time

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adjuster

  • noun one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
    adjustor; claims adjustor; claims adjuster; claim agent.

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church

  • noun one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    Christian church.
  • noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship
    church building.
    • the church was empty

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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subsidiser

  • noun someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy
    subsidizer.

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declaration_of_independence

  • noun the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain

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fire_warden

  • noun an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
    ranger; forest fire fighter.

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subscriber

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    ratifier; endorser; indorser.
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    reader.

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arbitrator

  • noun someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
    arbiter; umpire.
    • the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature
    • the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants
    • an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case

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treat

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; dainty.
  • noun an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

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judging

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
    judgement; judgment.
  • verb determine the result of (a competition)
    judge.

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invalidator

  • noun an official who can invalidate or nullify
    voider; nullifier.
    • my bank check was voided and I wanted to know who the invalidator was

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marry

  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; conjoin; get married; espouse; hook up with.
  • verb perform a marriage ceremony
    tie; splice; wed.
    • The minister married us on Saturday
    • We were wed the following week
    • The couple got spliced on Hawaii

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income_tax

  • noun a personal tax levied on annual income

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altruist

  • noun someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
    philanthropist.

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decisiveness

  • noun the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
    decision.
    • a man of unusual decisiveness
  • noun the quality of being final or definitely settled
    finality; conclusiveness.
    • the finality of death

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cognovit_judgement

  • noun a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
    confession of judgement; confession of judgment; cognovit judgment.

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william_hubbs_rehnquist

  • noun United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
    Rehnquist; William Rehnquist.

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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determination

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    finding.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    purpose.
    • his determination showed in his every movement
    • he is a man of purpose

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rare-earth_element

  • noun any element of the lanthanide series (atomic numbers 57 through 71)
    lanthanon; lanthanide; lanthanoid; rare earth.

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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juridic

  • adjective of or relating to the law or jurisprudence
    juridical.
    • juridical days
  • adjective relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
    judicial; juridical.
    • judicial system

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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exception

  • noun a deliberate act of omission
    elision; exclusion.
    • with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news
  • noun an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; the only exception was her last child"
    • all her children were brilliant
    • an exception tests the rule

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melville_w._fuller

  • noun United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
    Fuller; Melville Weston Fuller.

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judgment_in_personam

  • noun a judgment rendered against an individual (or corporation) for the payment of money damages
    judgement in personam; personal judgment; personal judgement.

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judicial

  • adjective satellite decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
    • a judicial decision
  • adjective belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
    • judicial robes

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legislating

  • noun the act of making or enacting laws
    legislation; lawmaking.
  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    legislate; pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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stock-purchase_warrant

  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    warrant; stock warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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judicature

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; court.
  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicatory; judicial system; judiciary.

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will

  • noun the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    volition.
    • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
  • noun a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • where there's a will there's a way

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defer

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    give in; accede; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure

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macer

  • noun an official who carries a mace of office
    mace; macebearer.

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law_of_nations

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    international law.

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hoi_polloi

  • noun the common people generally
    people; masses; the great unwashed; mass; multitude.
    • separate the warriors from the mass
    • power to the people

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bestowment

  • noun a gift that is bestowed or conferred
    bestowal.
  • noun the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
    conferment; bestowal; conferral.

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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voider

  • noun an official who can invalidate or nullify
    invalidator; nullifier.
    • my bank check was voided and I wanted to know who the invalidator was
  • noun a person who defecates
    defecator; shitter.

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birthright

  • noun a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth
    • free public education is the birthright of every American child
  • noun an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)
    patrimony.

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dictum

  • noun an authoritative declaration
    say-so; pronouncement.
  • noun an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
    obiter dictum.

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examiner

  • noun someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
    quizzer; tester.
  • noun an investigator who observes carefully
    inspector.
    • the examiner searched for clues

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escheat

  • noun a reversion to the state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs
  • noun the property that reverts to the state

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prize_money

  • noun any money given as a prize

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war_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; military machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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edward_white

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    Edward Douglas White Jr.; White; Edward D. White.

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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political_commissar

  • noun an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
    commissar.

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primogenitor

  • noun an ancestor in the direct line
    progenitor.

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appanage

  • noun any customary and rightful perquisite appropriate to your station in life
    apanage.
    • for thousands of years the chair was an appanage of state and dignity rather than an article of ordinary use
  • noun a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family
    apanage.
    • bishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families

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grant

  • noun any monetary aid
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidization; subsidisation.

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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grantee

  • noun a recipient of a grant
  • noun someone to whom the title of property is transferred
    alienee.

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william_rehnquist

  • noun United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
    Rehnquist; William Hubbs Rehnquist.

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largess

  • noun a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
    largesse.
  • noun liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
    largesse; munificence; magnanimity; openhandedness.

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incumbent

  • noun the official who holds an office
    officeholder.
  • adjective satellite lying or leaning on something else
    • an incumbent geological formation

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grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

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eclectic

  • noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
    eclecticist.
  • adjective satellite selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

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pleading

  • noun (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
  • verb appeal or request earnestly
    plead.
    • I pleaded with him to stop

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decedent

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; departed; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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eclectic_method

  • noun making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
    eclecticism.

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assignment

  • noun a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
    duty assignment.
    • hazardous duty
  • noun the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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groupthink

  • noun decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)

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judiciary

  • noun persons who administer justice
    bench.
  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicatory; judicial system; judicature.

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city_father

  • noun an important municipal official

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natural_endowment

  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; endowment; gift.

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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opinion

  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; persuasion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?
  • noun a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
    view.
    • his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

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indian_giver

  • noun an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you

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bequest

  • noun (law) a gift of personal property by will
    legacy.

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contribution

  • noun the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    part; share.
    • I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
    • they all did their share of the work
  • noun a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
    donation.

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morrison_remick_waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Morrison Waite; Waite; Morrison R. Waite.

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john_rutledge

  • noun United States jurist and second chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was appointed by George Washington and briefly served as chief justice but was ultimately rejected by the United States Senate (1739-1800)
    Rutledge.

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notary_public

  • noun someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
    notary.

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bailiff

  • noun an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.

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district_attorney

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    DA.

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english

Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.

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functionary

  • noun a worker who holds or is invested with an office
    official.

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juridical

  • adjective of or relating to the law or jurisprudence
    juridic.
    • juridical days
  • adjective relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
    judicial; juridic.
    • judicial system

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scholarship

  • noun financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit
  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; encyclopaedism; learnedness; learning; erudition; encyclopedism.

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claims_adjustor

  • noun one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
    adjustor; adjuster; claims adjuster; claim agent.

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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mosaic_law

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Law of Moses.

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postmaster_general

  • noun the official in charge of the national postal service

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assignee

  • noun (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)

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daniel

  • noun (Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)
  • noun a wise and upright judge
    • a Daniel come to judgment" -- Shakespeare

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case_law

  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    common law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; precedent.

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mechanism

  • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
    chemical mechanism.
    • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
  • noun the technical aspects of doing something
    mechanics.
    • a mechanism of social control
    • mechanisms of communication
    • the mechanics of prose style

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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alternative

  • noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    option; choice.
    • what option did I have?
    • there no other alternative
    • my only choice is to refuse
  • adjective satellite serving or used in place of another
    alternate; substitute.
    • an alternative plan

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civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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final_decision

  • noun a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment
    final judgment.

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court-martial

  • noun a military court to try members of the armed services who are accused of serious breaches of martial law
  • noun a trial that is conducted by a military court

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bench

  • noun a long seat for more than one person
  • noun a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
    terrace.

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census_taker

  • noun someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes
    enumerator.

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source

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; root; beginning; rootage.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
  • noun a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    • the reporter had two sources for the story

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association

  • noun a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • he joined the Modern Language Association
  • noun the act of consorting with or joining with others
    • you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association

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patent_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing patents

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macebearer

  • noun an official who carries a mace of office
    mace; macer.

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humanity

  • noun the quality of being humane
  • noun the quality of being human
    manhood; humanness.
    • he feared the speedy decline of all manhood

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kingdom

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    land; realm.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun a country with a king as head of state

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enumerator

  • noun someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes
    census taker.

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lanthanon

  • noun any element of the lanthanide series (atomic numbers 57 through 71)
    rare-earth element; lanthanide; lanthanoid; rare earth.

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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bureaucrat

  • noun an official of a bureaucracy
    administrative official.

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aggregation

  • noun several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    assemblage; collection; accumulation.
  • noun the act of gathering something together
    collecting; assembling; collection.

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judgement

  • noun the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    opinion; judgment; legal opinion.
    • opinions are usually written by a single judge
  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    mind; judgment.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind

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earnest

  • noun something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    solemn; sincere.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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recipient

  • noun a person who receives something
    receiver.
  • noun the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
    recipient role.

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armed_forces

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    military; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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loss

  • noun something that is lost
    • the car was a total loss
    • loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt
  • noun gradual decline in amount or activity
    • weight loss
    • a serious loss of business

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gift

  • noun something acquired without compensation
  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; endowment; natural endowment.

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trustor

  • noun (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
    settlor.

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surety

  • noun something clearly established
  • noun property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
    security.
    • bankers are reluctant to lend without good security

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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warren_burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Burger; Warren Earl Burger; Warren E. Burger.

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officer

  • noun any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
    military officer.
    • an officer is responsible for the lives of his men
  • noun someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    officeholder.
    • he is an officer of the court
    • the club elected its officers for the coming year

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contract_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the rights and obligations of parties entering into contracts

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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grouping

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    group.
  • noun the activity of putting things together in groups

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attorney

  • noun a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
    lawyer.

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fuller

  • noun United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
    Melville W. Fuller; Melville Weston Fuller.
  • noun United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
    Buckminster Fuller; Richard Buckminster Fuller; R. Buckminster Fuller.

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people

  • noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    • old people
    • there were at least 200 people in the audience
  • noun the body of citizens of a state or country
    citizenry.
    • the Spanish people

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occupational_safety_and_health_act

  • noun a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment
    federal job safety law.

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conditional

  • adjective satellite qualified by reservations
  • adjective imposing or depending on or containing a condition
    • conditional acceptance of the terms
    • lent conditional support
    • the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid

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motive

  • noun the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
    need; motivation.
    • we did not understand his motivation
    • he acted with the best of motives
  • noun a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
    motif.

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martial

  • adjective satellite (of persons) befitting a warrior
    soldierlike; warriorlike; soldierly.
    • a military bearing
  • noun Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)

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economic

  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economical.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
    • economic theory

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doorkeeper

  • noun an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
    usher.
  • noun the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
    ostiary; ostiarius.

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great_lakes

  • noun a group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America

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wedding_gift

  • noun a present given to someone getting married
    wedding present.

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gross

  • noun twelve dozen
    144.
  • noun the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    receipts; revenue.

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hugo_grotius

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Grotius; Huig de Groot.

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edward_d._white

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    Edward Douglas White Jr.; White; Edward White.

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jurisprudence

  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    legal philosophy; law.
  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    law.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order

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biotic_community

  • noun (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
    community.

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adjustor

  • noun one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
    claims adjustor; adjuster; claims adjuster; claim agent.

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gratuity

  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; tip; backsheesh.
  • noun an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation

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ethnic_group

  • noun people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
    ethnos.

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legal

  • adjective established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  • adjective of or relating to jurisprudence
    • legal loophole

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statute_law

  • noun law enacted by a legislative body
    legislation.

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actinide

  • noun any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
    actinoid; actinon.

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recorder

  • noun equipment for making records
    recording machine; recording equipment.
  • noun someone responsible for keeping records
    record-keeper; registrar.

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comptroller_general

  • noun a United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government

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price

  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    cost; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection
  • noun the amount of money needed to purchase something
    terms; damage.
    • the price of gasoline
    • he got his new car on excellent terms
    • how much is the damage?

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assembly

  • noun a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
  • noun the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
    fabrication.

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harlan_fisk_stone

  • noun United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
    Harlan F. Stone; Stone; Harlan Stone.

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judgement_of_dismissal

  • noun a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
    dismissal; judgment of dismissal.

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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grant-in-aid

  • noun a grant from a central government to a local government
  • noun a grant to a person or school for some educational project

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salmon_portland_chase

  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon P. Chase; Chase.

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political

  • adjective involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
    • calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
    • political pressure
    • a political machine
    • political office
    • political policy
  • adjective of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
    • political opinions

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grand_mufti

  • noun the chief mufti of a district

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church_officer

  • noun a church official

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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officiating

  • noun the act of umpiring
    umpirage; officiation; refereeing.
    • the officiating was excellent
  • verb act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
    officiate.
    • Who officiated at your wedding?

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wealth

  • noun the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money
    wealthiness.
    • great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence
  • noun the quality of profuse abundance
    • she has a wealth of talent

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public_assistance

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; welfare.
    • she lives on welfare

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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census

  • noun a periodic count of the population
    nose count; nosecount.
  • verb conduct a census
    • They censused the deer in the forest

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rare

  • adjective satellite not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness
    • a rare word
    • rare books
  • adjective satellite recurring only at long intervals
    • a rare appearance
    • total eclipses are rare events

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shariah

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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stock_warrant

  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities
  • noun a written certificate that gives the holder the right to purchase shares of a stock for a specified price within a specified period of time

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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majority_opinion

  • noun the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')

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mace

  • noun an official who carries a mace of office
    macer; macebearer.
  • noun (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
    Chemical Mace.

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outgo

  • noun money paid out; an amount spent
    spending; outlay; expenditure.
  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outperform; outstrip; outmatch; surmount; outdo.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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warren

  • noun United States writer and poet (1905-1989)
    Robert Penn Warren.
  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
    Earl Warren.

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personal_judgment

  • noun a judgment rendered against an individual (or corporation) for the payment of money damages
    judgment in personam; judgement in personam; personal judgement.

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civil

  • adjective satellite applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
    • civil authorities
  • adjective not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
    polite.
    • even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

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caretaker

  • noun a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
  • noun an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily
    • he acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected

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marshall

  • noun (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
    marshal.
  • noun United States actor (1914-1998)
    E. G. Marshall.

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harlan_fiske_stone

  • noun United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
    Stone.

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assess

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    evaluate; measure; value; valuate; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

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being

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    beingness; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    organism.

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dissenting

  • adjective satellite disagreeing, especially with a majority
    dissentient; dissident.
  • verb withhold assent
    dissent.
    • Several Republicans dissented

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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lawmaking

  • noun the act of making or enacting laws
    legislating; legislation.

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sealer

  • noun a kind of sealing material that is used to form a hard coating on a porous surface (as a coat of paint or varnish used to size a surface)
    sealant.
  • noun an official who affixes a seal to a document

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tax_law

  • noun the body of laws governing taxation

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spending

  • noun the act of spending or disbursing money
    outlay; disbursement; disbursal.
  • noun money paid out; an amount spent
    outlay; outgo; expenditure.

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transfer

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    conveyance; transportation; transport; transferral.
  • noun someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
    transferee.
    • the best student was a transfer from LSU

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recruiter

  • noun someone who supplies members or employees
  • noun an official who enlists personnel for military service

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legislation

  • noun law enacted by a legislative body
    statute law.
  • noun the act of making or enacting laws
    legislating; lawmaking.

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submit

  • verb refer for judgment or consideration
    subject.
    • The lawyers submitted the material to the court
  • verb put before
    posit; state; put forward.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty

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lanthanide

  • noun any element of the lanthanide series (atomic numbers 57 through 71)
    lanthanon; rare-earth element; lanthanoid; rare earth.

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heritage

  • noun practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
    • a heritage of freedom
  • noun any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
    inheritance.
    • my only inheritance was my mother's blessing
    • the world's heritage of knowledge

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noticer

  • noun someone who takes notice
    • a careful noticer of details
  • noun someone who gives formal notice

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actinoid

  • noun any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
    actinide; actinon.
  • adjective satellite having a radial form
    • starfish are actinoid--that is, they are radially symmetrical

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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function

  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping; map.
  • noun what something is used for
    use; role; purpose.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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searcher

  • noun someone making a search or inquiry
    quester; seeker.
    • they are seekers after truth
  • noun a customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items

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settlor

  • noun (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
    trustor.

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scopes_trial

  • noun a highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school; Scopes was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow; Scopes was convicted but the verdict was later reversed

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law-makers

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; legislative assembly; legislative body; general assembly.

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maritime_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    marine law; admiralty law.

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justice_of_the_peace

  • noun a local magistrate with limited powers

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surrender

  • noun acceptance of despair
    resignation.
  • noun a verbal act of admitting defeat
    yielding; giving up.

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probate

  • noun a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate
    probate will.
  • noun the act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements

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actinon

  • noun any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
    actinoid; actinide.

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taft

  • noun United States sculptor (1860-1936)
    Lorado Taft.
  • noun 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
    President Taft; William Howard Taft.

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patrimonial

  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    ancestral; transmissible; hereditary.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition

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dowry

  • noun money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
    portion; dowery; dower.

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forefather

  • noun the founder of a family
    father; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers
  • noun person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
    • our forefathers brought forth a great nation

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show_trial

  • noun a trial held for show; the guilt of the accused person has been decided in advance

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default

  • noun loss due to not showing up
    • he lost the game by default
  • noun act of failing to meet a financial obligation
    nonremittal; nonpayment.

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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official

  • noun a worker who holds or is invested with an office
    functionary.
  • noun someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
    • the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling

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ancestral

  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    patrimonial; transmissible; hereditary.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition
  • adjective of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor

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flip

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; somersault; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.
  • noun hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

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record

  • noun anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques
  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; disc; disk.

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prosecutor

  • noun a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
    prosecuting attorney; public prosecutor; prosecuting officer.

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stipendiary

  • noun (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
    stipendiary magistrate.
  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of a stipend or allowance
    • stipendiary funds

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usher

  • noun an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
    doorkeeper.
  • noun Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
    Ussher; James Usher; James Ussher.

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value

  • noun a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
    • the value assigned was 16 milliseconds
  • noun the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    • the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

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the_great_unwashed

  • noun the common people generally
    people; masses; mass; hoi polloi; multitude.
    • separate the warriors from the mass
    • power to the people

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summary_judgement

  • noun a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
    summary judgment; judgment on the pleadings; judgement on the pleadings.

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devise

  • noun a will disposing of real property
  • noun (law) a gift of real property by will

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umpire

  • noun an official at a baseball game
    ump.
  • noun someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
    arbitrator; arbiter.
    • the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature
    • the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants
    • an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case

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political_contribution

  • noun a contribution made to a politician or a political campaign or a political party
    political donation.

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censor

  • noun someone who censures or condemns
  • noun a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable

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determinant

  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    causal factor; determinative; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life
  • noun the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
    epitope; antigenic determinant.

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general

  • noun a general officer of the highest rank
    full general.
  • noun the head of a religious order or congregation
    superior general.

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referee

  • noun (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
    ref.
  • noun someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
    reviewer; reader.

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diplomat

  • noun an official engaged in international negotiations
    diplomatist.
  • noun a person who deals tactfully with others

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lanthanoid

  • noun any element of the lanthanide series (atomic numbers 57 through 71)
    lanthanon; rare-earth element; lanthanide; rare earth.