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A document or set of documents in which these laws and principles are written down
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  1. A document or set of documents in which these laws and principles are written down
  2. The physical makeup of a person:
  3. The fundamental and organic laws and principles of a country or state that create a system of government and provides a basis against which the validity of all other laws is determined.
A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
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  1. A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
  2. A principle that is accepted as true without proof. The statement “For every two points P and Q there is a unique line that contains both P and Q ” is an axiom because no other information is given about points or lines, and therefore it cannot be proven.
  3. (Philosophy) A seemingly self-evident or necessary truth which is based on assumption; a principle or proposition which cannot actually be proved or disproved.
The entire body of such bills under consideration or already enacted as law by a legislature.
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  1. The entire body of such bills under consideration or already enacted as law by a legislature.
  2. A bill being considered by a legislature that will become law if enacted.
  3. The act or process of legislating; lawmaking.
A cone-shaped roll of thread or yarn coiled round a spindle
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  1. A cone-shaped roll of thread or yarn coiled round a spindle
  2. A police officer.
  3. One that regulates certain behaviors or actions:
A court, or other assembly that conducts judicial business.
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  1. A court, or other assembly that conducts judicial business.
  2. The extent of legal power of a judge or court of law; jurisdiction
  3. The position, functions, or legal power of a judge
A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
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  1. A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
  2. (Law) A written order issued by a court, commanding the party to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified act.
  3. The written order of a court in the name of the state or other legal authority ordering the person addressed to either do something or restrain from doing something. The written order of a court in the name of the state or other legal authority ordering the person addressed to either do something or restrain from doing something.
An established course for judicial proceedings or other governmental activities designed to safeguard the legal rights of the individual.
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  1. An established course for judicial proceedings or other governmental activities designed to safeguard the legal rights of the individual.
  2. (Law) A legal concept where a person is ensured all legal rights when deprived of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for a given reason.
  3. A Constitutionally determined doctrine requiring that any legal proceeding or legislation protect or respect certain rights of the persons or groups involved in the proceedings or affected by the legislation. See also fundamental fairness. A Constitutionally determined doctrine requiring that any legal proceeding or legislation protect or respect certain rights of the persons or groups involved in the proceedings or affected by the legislation. See also fundamental fairness.
A rule or direction, as in technical matters
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  1. A rule or direction, as in technical matters
  2. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
  3. (Law) A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
(--- Law) An official order to appear in court, specif. to respond as a defendant to a charge; also, the writ containing such an order
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  1. (--- Law) An official order to appear in court, specif. to respond as a defendant to a charge; also, the writ containing such an order
  2. An order or command to come, attend, appear, or perform some action
  3. A written notice for a person to appear before a court under penalty of having a judgment entered against that person for failing to appear; a written notice to a person to appear for jury duty; a written notice to appear in court to testify as a witness in a case. Synonymous with subpoena. A written notice for a person to appear before a court under penalty of having a judgment entered against that person for failing to appear; a written notice to a person to appear for jury duty; a written notice to appear in court to testify as a witness in a case. Synonymous with subpoena.
A formal announcement or warning of intention to end an agreement, relation, or contract at a certain time
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  1. A formal announcement or warning of intention to end an agreement, relation, or contract at a certain time
  2. Respectful attention or consideration:
  3. A written or printed announcement:
An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
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  1. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
  2. In commercial and property law, a warrant also refers to a guarantee that a property being sold or transferred meets certain specified criteria.
  3. An order in writing from a competent authority instructing that a certain act be carried out.
An order issued by a judge or law court for the arrest of a person, as one charged with contempt of court or a criminal offense
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  1. An order issued by a judge or law court for the arrest of a person, as one charged with contempt of court or a criminal offense
  2. A warrant issued by a judge or court ordering the apprehension of a person who has failed to appear in court as required.
A legal order allowing a law enforcement officer to search certain premises for evidence of a crime.
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  1. A legal order allowing a law enforcement officer to search certain premises for evidence of a crime.
  2. A written order by a judge authorizing the examination of a specified place and the seizing of evidence found there. See also warrant. A written order by a judge authorizing the examination of a specified place and the seizing of evidence found there. See also warrant.
A written legal order directing a person to appear in court to give testimony, show specified records, etc.
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  1. A written legal order directing a person to appear in court to give testimony, show specified records, etc.
A court order directing a third party to make such property available.
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  1. A court order directing a third party to make such property available.
  2. (Law) A proceeding by which a creditor plaintiff seeks to attach money or property in the possession of a third party in order to satisfy a debt owed by the defendant
  3. In litigation, a judicial process in which a creditor seeks the seizure of a debtor’s property, held in possession by a third party. In litigation, a judicial process in which a creditor seeks the seizure of a debtor’s property, held in possession by a third party.
(Usage Problem) Used to refer to the one previously mentioned or implied, especially as a substitute for generic he :
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  1. (Usage Problem) Used to refer to the one previously mentioned or implied, especially as a substitute for generic he :
  2. Used to refer to the ones previously mentioned or implied.
  3. The persons, animals, or things previously mentioned
A system of symbols, letters, or words given certain arbitrary meanings, used for transmitting messages requiring secrecy or brevity.
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  1. A system of symbols, letters, or words given certain arbitrary meanings, used for transmitting messages requiring secrecy or brevity.
  2. A systematized collection of all statutes, or a single comprehensive statute, dealing with one area of the law. See also Bankruptcy Code, Uniform Consumer Credit Code, and Uniform Commercial Code.
  3. A sequence of biochemical molecular units that combine in certain specific ways, as in the genetic code
That area of law which deals in any way with crimes and their punishments
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  1. That area of law which deals in any way with crimes and their punishments
  2. Law that deals with crimes and their punishments.
  3. The area of law pertaining to the violation of offenses as well as the investigation, charging, prosecution, and punishment of offenders. See also civil law. The area of law pertaining to the violation of offenses as well as the investigation, charging, prosecution, and punishment of offenders. See also civil law.
Law established by a legislative body
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  1. Law established by a legislative body
  2. (Law, uncountable) The complete corpus of laws enacted by legislation and currently in effect within a jurisdiction.
The law pertaining to civil or private rights and duties rather than to matters arising under administrative, criminal, or military law.
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  1. The law pertaining to civil or private rights and duties rather than to matters arising under administrative, criminal, or military law.
  2. The body of law having to do with the private rights of individuals
  3. A legal system derived from Roman law and based on fixed rules and statutes rather than on a court’s interpretation of broad principles. Prominent in continental Europe, Latin America, Scotland, Quebec, and Louisiana. See also common law and natural law.
The body of law concerning international trade on the high seas.
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  1. The body of law concerning international trade on the high seas.
The law imposed on an occupied territory by occupying military forces.
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  1. The law imposed on an occupied territory by occupying military forces.
  2. Temporary rule by military authorities, imposed on a civilian population especially in time of war or when civil authority has broken down.
  3. Civil law exerted over citizens by military, generally in times of war or emergency. Civil law exerted over citizens by military, generally in times of war or emergency.
The code of law concerned with the government and discipline of the armed forces
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  1. The code of law concerned with the government and discipline of the armed forces
  2. The body of law that governs persons in military service.
The body of law concerned with legal issues and disputes that are a matter of private concern (such as those involving wills, trusts, or contracts) as opposed to those involving matters of public import.
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  1. The body of law concerned with legal issues and disputes that are a matter of private concern (such as those involving wills, trusts, or contracts) as opposed to those involving matters of public import.
  2. That branch of the law dealing with the relationships between individuals
A law or statute affecting or applicable to the public generally
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  1. A law or statute affecting or applicable to the public generally
  2. The aspect of law concerned with the state acting in its sovereign capacity, as in its interactions with other governments or its prosecution of individuals for crimes.
The substantive law concerning the purchase and sale of goods and related matters such as the financing of credit, secured transactions, and negotiable instruments. Most commercial law in the United States is set out in the Uniform Commercial Code. The substantive law concerning the purchase and sale of goods and related matters such as the financing of credit, secured transactions, and negotiable instruments. Most commercial law in the United States is set out in the Uniform Commercial Code.
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  1. The substantive law concerning the purchase and sale of goods and related matters such as the financing of credit, secured transactions, and negotiable instruments. Most commercial law in the United States is set out in the Uniform Commercial Code. The substantive law concerning the purchase and sale of goods and related matters such as the financing of credit, secured transactions, and negotiable instruments. Most commercial law in the United States is set out in the Uniform Commercial Code.
The law that governs the merits of a matter or transaction, as opposed to procedural law; for instance, laws relating to manslaughter are “substantive,” while laws pertaining to speedy trial, use of confessions, etc., are procedural. The law that governs the merits of a matter or transaction, as opposed to procedural law; for instance, laws relating to manslaughter are “substantive,” while laws pertaining to speedy trial, use of confessions, etc., are procedural.
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  1. The law that governs the merits of a matter or transaction, as opposed to procedural law; for instance, laws relating to manslaughter are “substantive,” while laws pertaining to speedy trial, use of confessions, etc., are procedural. The law that governs the merits of a matter or transaction, as opposed to procedural law; for instance, laws relating to manslaughter are “substantive,” while laws pertaining to speedy trial, use of confessions, etc., are procedural.
Alternative form of statute law.
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  1. Alternative form of statute law.
A court of record; office of public archives
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  1. A court of record; office of public archives
  2. One of the five divisions of the High Court of Justice of Great Britain, presided over by the Lord High Chancellor.
  3. The laws, practice, and proceedings of a court of equity
Shares of common stock or preferred stock.
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  1. Shares of common stock or preferred stock.
  2. A system of rules and doctrines, as in the U.S., supplementing common and statute law and superseding such law when it proves inadequate for just settlement
  3. Fair dealing under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; a body of common law founded on such principles, providing special remedies, such as injunctions, in cases where monetary damages are not available or will not suffice. Fair dealing under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; a body of common law founded on such principles, providing special remedies, such as injunctions, in cases where monetary damages are not available or will not suffice.
The law of England adopted by its territories and colonies, including the United States at the time of its formation.
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  1. The law of England adopted by its territories and colonies, including the United States at the time of its formation.
  2. The law of a country or state based on custom, usage, and the decisions and opinions of law courts: it is now largely codified by legislative definition
  3. The legal procedures and decisions of courts of law as distinguished from courts of equity. Also called law.
The body of rules governing the faith and practice of members of a religious denomination, especially a Christian church.
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  1. The body of rules governing the faith and practice of members of a religious denomination, especially a Christian church.
Law originating in custom, usage, court decisions, etc., rather than in the action of any lawmaking body
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  1. Law originating in custom, usage, court decisions, etc., rather than in the action of any lawmaking body
The laws of nature, collectively
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  1. The laws of nature, collectively
  2. (Philosophy) An ethical theory that posits the existence of a law whose content is set by nature and that therefore has validity everywhere.
  3. A body of principles that are considered to be inherent in nature and have universal application in determining whether human conduct is right or wrong, often contrasted with positive law.
A law enacted by a legislature.
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  1. A law enacted by a legislature.
  2. An established rule; formal regulation
  3. A law passed by a legislative body and set forth in a formal document
An established or prescribed practice or usage, esp. a religious rite
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  1. An established or prescribed practice or usage, esp. a religious rite
  2. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality.
  3. An authoritative command or order.
A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
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  1. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
  2. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
  3. A governmental order having the force of law.
A statute or regulation governing the court process:
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  1. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  2. A complete set or code of regulations in a religious order
  3. A declaration, order, etc. made by a judge or court in deciding a specific question or point of law
A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
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  1. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
  2. An official public proclamation or order issued by authority; decree
  3. Any command or order
An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
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  1. An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
  3. An authoritative order having the force of law.
(Ecclesiastical) Any of several grades of the Christian ministry:
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  1. (Ecclesiastical) Any of several grades of the Christian ministry:
  2. The prescribed form or customary procedure, as in a meeting or court of law:
  3. A condition in which freedom from disorder or disruption is maintained through respect for established authority:
An official decision, esp. one made by a court or judge
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  1. An official decision, esp. one made by a court or judge
  2. The act of governing or controlling.
  3. An order or a decision on a point of law from someone in authority.
A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct. A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct.
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  1. A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct. A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct.
  2. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
  3. The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
A call, command, knock, or other signal that summons
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  1. A call, command, knock, or other signal that summons
  2. A call by an authority to appear, come, or do something.
  3. (Law) An order or process directing a person, especially a defendant in a case, to appear in court.
(--- Law) Something done that has legal significance:
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  1. (--- Law) Something done that has legal significance:
  2. A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
  3. A statute or other law formally adopted by a legislative body:
Instruction given by a judge to a jury about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
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  1. Instruction given by a judge to a jury about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
  2. Expense; cost:
  3. An order, command, or injunction.
The act of prescribing
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  1. The act of prescribing
  2. The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.
  3. A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
A secular law, rule, or code of law.
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  1. A secular law, rule, or code of law.
  2. A member of certain religious communities living under a common rule and bound by vows.
  3. A rule or standard of conduct, in the form of a general maxim, adopted by a professional organization to guide the conduct of its members. See also Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
A warning or caution:
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  1. A warning or caution:
  2. A formal notice to a court or public official that the notifier has an interest in a matter or property and requests the suspension of some procedure or proceeding concerning the matter or property until the notifier is given a hearing.
  3. A formal notice or warning given by a party to a judge or other court officer concerning his or her behavior and requesting a suspension of the proceeding until the merits of the notice or warning are determined.
The act of enacting, or the state of being enacted.
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  1. The act of enacting, or the state of being enacted.
  2. (Law) A piece of legislation that has been properly authorized by a legislative body.
  3. The act of enacting.
Something needed; necessity; need
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  1. Something needed; necessity; need
  2. Something required; something obligatory or demanded, as a condition
  3. The act or an instance of requiring
An urgent requirement or need:
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  1. An urgent requirement or need:
  2. A request that some act be done or payment made in accordance with a legal requirement.
  3. An act of demanding; an urgent request.
The act of divesting, or something divested
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  1. The act of divesting, or something divested
  2. The sale or liquidation of a subsidiary company, especially if forced by some governing authority
  3. An act of divesting.
Written order by a judge explaining to a court clerk how to dispose of a case; the written direction of an appellate court to a lower one to enter a decree in accordance with the direction. Written order by a judge explaining to a court clerk how to dispose of a case; the written direction of an appellate court to a lower one to enter a decree in accordance with the direction.
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  1. Written order by a judge explaining to a court clerk how to dispose of a case; the written direction of an appellate court to a lower one to enter a decree in accordance with the direction. Written order by a judge explaining to a court clerk how to dispose of a case; the written direction of an appellate court to a lower one to enter a decree in accordance with the direction.
  2. The act of rewriting.
  3. Any official decree or order
(Law) The offence of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
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  1. (Law) The offence of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
  2. An authoritative command or order; mandate; precept; specif., any of the Ten Commandments
  3. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
In English law, a bailment of personal property with no consideration
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  1. In English law, a bailment of personal property with no consideration
  2. A court’s order directing a lower court or judicial officer to perform a particular action.
  3. The wishes of constituents expressed to a representative, legislature, etc., as through an election and regarded as an order
An authoritative command
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  1. An authoritative command
  2. A guiding principle:
  3. A guiding principle or requirement
A rule or direction, as in technical matters
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  1. A rule or direction, as in technical matters
  2. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
  3. (Law) A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
The act of instructing; education
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  1. The act of instructing; education
  2. A command or order
  3. The act, practice, or profession of instructing:
An authoritative command.
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  1. An authoritative command.
  2. An urgent request:
  3. An order, command, or request
Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
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  1. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
  2. A request to appear; a summons.
  3. The act of placing a bid.
The entire body of such bills under consideration or already enacted as law by a legislature.
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  1. The entire body of such bills under consideration or already enacted as law by a legislature.
  2. A bill being considered by a legislature that will become law if enacted.
  3. The act or process of making a law or laws
(Law) A written declaration of charges or complaints filed in a legal action
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  1. (Law) A written declaration of charges or complaints filed in a legal action
  2. A draft of a proposed law presented for approval to a legislative body.
  3. (Law) A document containing the formal statement of a case in equity; a complaint seeking equitable relief.
Any of a set of rules adopted by an organization or assembly for governing its own meetings or affairs
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  1. Any of a set of rules adopted by an organization or assembly for governing its own meetings or affairs
  2. A rule made by a local authority to regulate its own affairs.
  3. A law or rule governing the internal affairs of an organization (e.g., corporation or business).
An organization established to maintain, assist, or finance institutions or projects of a social, educational, charitable, religious, etc. nature, as by the making of grants
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  1. An organization established to maintain, assist, or finance institutions or projects of a social, educational, charitable, religious, etc. nature, as by the making of grants
  2. Of evidence, that it indicates or leads to the admissibility of other evidence; a nonprofit organization created to fund or promote charitable causes. Of evidence, that it indicates or leads to the admissibility of other evidence; a nonprofit organization created to fund or promote charitable causes.
  3. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
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  1. The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
  2. (Physics) The lowest frequency at which a system, as an air column or stretched string, will freely vibrate
  3. Something that is an essential or necessary part of a system or object.
A coming into existence or use; beginning
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  1. A coming into existence or use; beginning
  2. (Anatomy) The point of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
  3. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
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  1. A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
  2. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
  3. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
An established or verified fact, principle, etc.
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  1. An established or verified fact, principle, etc.
  2. Agreement with a standard, rule, etc.; correctness; accuracy
  3. Such statements considered as a group:
A statement the truth of which is obvious or well known; commonplace
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  1. A statement the truth of which is obvious or well known; commonplace
  2. A self-evident or obvious truth.
  3. A statement that is obviously true or that is often presented as true:
An early, single-barreled, automatic machine gun
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  1. An early, single-barreled, automatic machine gun
  2. A key principle of law that has been repeated so often it has become a commonplace expression. A key principle of law that has been repeated so often it has become a commonplace expression.
  3. A concisely expressed principle or rule of conduct, or a statement of a general truth
A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
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  1. A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
  2. A principle, doctrine, or belief held as a truth, as by some group
Something taught as the principles or creed of a religion, political party, etc.; tenet or tenets; belief; dogma
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  1. Something taught as the principles or creed of a religion, political party, etc.; tenet or tenets; belief; dogma
  2. A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.
  3. A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
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  1. The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
  2. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
  3. The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
The number that is raised to a particular power in a given mathematical expression. In the expression an, a is the base.
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  1. The number that is raised to a particular power in a given mathematical expression. In the expression an, a is the base.
  2. The fact, observation, or premise from which a reasoning process is begun.
  3. (Chemistry) Any of a class of compounds whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a bitter taste, a slippery feel, the ability to turn litmus blue, and the ability to react with acids to form salts.
A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
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  1. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
  2. A normal mental state; sanity:
  3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
A statute or regulation governing the court process:
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  1. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  2. A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases:
  3. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
An expression of relations in an equation or formula
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  1. An expression of relations in an equation or formula
  2. An idea that has been demonstrated as true or is assumed to be so demonstrable.
  3. A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.
A book giving instruction in the elements of some subject; handbook
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  1. A book giving instruction in the elements of some subject; handbook
  2. A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered.
  3. A person whose work is conducting strangers or tourists through a region, building, etc.
A rule or direction, as in technical matters
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  1. A rule or direction, as in technical matters
  2. (Law) A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
  3. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
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  1. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
  2. A particular expression in speech or writing:
  3. The way in which a word, phrase, etc. is used to express a particular idea; customary manner of using the words of a given language in speaking or writing, or an instance of this
Something postulated; assumption or axiom
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  1. Something postulated; assumption or axiom
  2. A fundamental element; a basic principle.
  3. Something assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument:
(--- Informal) An unethical or immoral proposal, specif. one of illicit sexual relations in return for some gain
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  1. (--- Informal) An unethical or immoral proposal, specif. one of illicit sexual relations in return for some gain
  2. (Informal) A person, problem, undertaking, etc. being or to be dealt with
  3. (Logic) An informative statement whose truth or falsity can be evaluated by means of logic
The act or an instance of generalizing.
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  1. The act or an instance of generalizing.
  2. The act or process of generalizing
  3. A general idea, statement, etc. resulting from this; inference applied generally
That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.
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  1. That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.
  2. A plan, action, etc. proposed
  3. (Law) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.
The act of taking for or on oneself, especially accepting, or agreeing to take the responsibility for, the obligation of another.
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  1. The act of taking for or on oneself, especially accepting, or agreeing to take the responsibility for, the obligation of another.
  2. The act of taking for granted:
  3. Something taken for granted or accepted as true without proof; a supposition:
The science or philosophy of law
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  1. The science or philosophy of law
  2. The study of the fundamental structure of a particular legal system or of legal systems in general.
  3. A division, type, or particular body of law:
The value of property beyond the total amount owed on it in mortgages, liens, etc.
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  1. The value of property beyond the total amount owed on it in mortgages, liens, etc.
  2. A right or claim recognized in a court of equity
  3. Ownership interest in a corporation, property, or other holding, usually calculated as the value of the holding after subtracting any debt or liabilities.
A public officer who prosecutes cases, especially criminal cases, on behalf of a state, usually within a defined locale or district.
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  1. A public officer who prosecutes cases, especially criminal cases, on behalf of a state, usually within a defined locale or district.
  2. A prosecutor in the state or municipal court system, often an elected official. A prosecutor in the state or municipal court system, often an elected official.
A public official, as a district attorney, who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the State or people
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  1. A public official, as a district attorney, who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the State or people
A public officer in various other countries performing certain law enforcement, judicial, or ceremonial functions.
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  1. A public officer in various other countries performing certain law enforcement, judicial, or ceremonial functions.
  2. In England, esp. formerly, any of various officers of a shire, or county
  3. In the U.S., the chief law-enforcement officer of a county, charged in general with the keeping of the peace and the execution of court orders
A medieval officer of high rank, usually serving as military commander in the absence of a monarch.
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  1. A medieval officer of high rank, usually serving as military commander in the absence of a monarch.
  2. (Chiefly British) A police officer.
  3. A peace officer in a town or village, with powers and jurisdiction somewhat more limited than those of a sheriff
(US) An officer of the law, such as a sheriff or marshal.
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  1. (US) An officer of the law, such as a sheriff or marshal.
  2. A law officer; esp., a marshal, sheriff, constable, etc.
(Idiomatic, not used in plural form) The oppressive powers that be, including the government and corporations; the system, as coordinated outside of one’s control.
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  1. (Idiomatic, not used in plural form) The oppressive powers that be, including the government and corporations; the system, as coordinated outside of one’s control.
(Slang, with the) The police, considered as a group entity.
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  1. (Slang, with the) The police, considered as a group entity.
  2. (Slang) plural form of cop Police officers.
Discourse or talk; speech:
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  1. Discourse or talk; speech:
  2. A command or direction; an order:
  3. News:
The teachings of Jesus and the Apostles; specif., the Christian doctrine of the redemption of man through Jesus as Christ
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  1. The teachings of Jesus and the Apostles; specif., the Christian doctrine of the redemption of man through Jesus as Christ
  2. An evangelistic Protestant religious music, esp. a kind that evolved from spirituals and the black churches in the U.S.; also, a melismatic singing style characteristic of black gospel, often employing antiphonal patterns
  3. (Christianity) Alternative spelling of gospel.
(Obs.) Anything written
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  1. (Obs.) Anything written
  2. Any sacred writing or books
  3. A passage from such a writing or book.
(Proper) The last book of the New Testament, ascribed to John (in full The Revelation of Saint John the Divine); Apocalypse
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  1. (Proper) The last book of the New Testament, ascribed to John (in full The Revelation of Saint John the Divine); Apocalypse
  2. Something, as a writing or event, containing or showing such a communication, disclosure, or manifestation
  3. (Theol.) Communication, by a divinity or by divine agency, of divine truth or knowledge; specif., God's manifestation of the divinity or of the divine will to humanity
An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council.
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  1. An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council.
  2. A member of a clerical group living according to a canon, or rule
  3. A secular law, rule, or code of law.
An official order, edict, or decision, as of a church, government, court, etc.
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  1. An official order, edict, or decision, as of a church, government, court, etc.
  2. An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
  3. An authoritative order having the force of law.
Any command or order
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  1. Any command or order
  2. An official public proclamation or order issued by authority; decree
  3. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
(Archaic) A principle or rudiment of a particular subject.
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  1. (Archaic) A principle or rudiment of a particular subject.
  2. An institution for advanced study, research, and instruction in a restricted field
  3. An established principle, law, custom, or usage
A direction or command of an authoritative nature
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  1. A direction or command of an authoritative nature
  2. An established or prescribed practice or usage, esp. a religious rite
  3. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality.
A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
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  1. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
  2. A rule or direction, as in technical matters
  3. A rule of moral conduct; maxim
A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
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  1. A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
  2. Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction:
  3. The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.
A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
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  1. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
  2. A governmental order having the force of law.
  3. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
The period of reigning of a particular ruler or government
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  1. The period of reigning of a particular ruler or government
  2. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
  3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
(--- Law) Something done that has legal significance:
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  1. (--- Law) Something done that has legal significance:
  2. A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
  3. The actor or actors presenting such a performance:
(Archaic) A law regulating standards of price, measure, weight, ingredients, etc. for goods to be sold
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  1. (Archaic) A law regulating standards of price, measure, weight, ingredients, etc. for goods to be sold
  2. The time or place of, or a law enacted by, such a session.
  3. One of the periodic court sessions formerly held in each of the counties of England and Wales for the trial of civil or criminal cases.
(Law) A document containing the formal statement of a case in equity; a complaint seeking equitable relief.
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  1. (Law) A document containing the formal statement of a case in equity; a complaint seeking equitable relief.
  2. A draft of a proposed law presented for approval to a legislative body.
  3. A bill of exchange
The act of enacting, or the state of being enacted.
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  1. The act of enacting, or the state of being enacted.
  2. (Law) A piece of legislation that has been properly authorized by a legislative body.
  3. The act of enacting.
A pet form of the male given name Alexander.
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  1. A pet form of the male given name Alexander.
  2. Law.
A law or ballot initiative adopted by a legislature as a remedy for a problem.
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  1. A law or ballot initiative adopted by a legislature as a remedy for a problem.
  2. A legislative bill, resolution, etc. that is proposed or has been enacted
  3. The act or process of determining extent, dimensions, etc.; measurement
An established rule; formal regulation
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  1. An established rule; formal regulation
  2. A law enacted by a legislature.
  3. A law passed by a legislative body and set forth in a formal document
A policeman
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  1. A policeman
  2. A U.S. soldier of the 19th cent.
  3. A person who wears a blue uniform, especially a police officer.
(Informal) The members of the police force (of a specified city)
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  1. (Informal) The members of the police force (of a specified city)
One who holds an office of authority or trust in an organization, such as a corporation or government.
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  1. One who holds an office of authority or trust in an organization, such as a corporation or government.
  2. A person who holds a position (office) of trust, command, or authority. In public affairs, the term usually applies to a person who holds a government position and is authorized to perform certain functions. In corporate law, it is a person appointed or elected by the company’s board of directors. The term usually implies some form of tenure, duration, and emolument. A person who holds a position (office) of trust, command, or authority. In public affairs, the term usually applies to a person who holds a government position and is authorized to perform certain functions. In corporate law, it is a person appointed or elected by the company’s board of directors. The term usually implies some form of tenure, duration, and emolument.
  3. A person licensed in the merchant marine as master, mate, chief engineer, or assistant engineer.
A policeman who patrols or polices an assigned area.
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  1. A policeman who patrols or polices an assigned area.
  2. A police officer, especially a junior one who does patrol instead of detection or supervising other policemen.
  3. A person who patrols; esp., a police officer assigned to patrol a specific beat
  1. A female patrolman
  2. A policewoman who patrols or polices an assigned area.
A law enforcement officer, such as a sheriff, who is responsible for maintaining civil peace.
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  1. A law enforcement officer, such as a sheriff, who is responsible for maintaining civil peace.
  2. An officer entrusted with maintaining law and order, as a sheriff, constable, or policeman
A body of government employees trained in methods of law enforcement and crime prevention and detection and authorized to maintain the peace, safety, and order of the community.
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  1. A body of government employees trained in methods of law enforcement and crime prevention and detection and authorized to maintain the peace, safety, and order of the community.
  2. The cleaning of a military base or other military area:
  3. A body of persons with a similar organization and function:
A member of a police force, especially one who is male.
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  1. A member of a police force, especially one who is male.
  2. A man who is a member of a police force.
A policeman or policewoman.
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  1. A policeman or policewoman.
  2. An officer in a law enforcement agency.
  3. A member of a police force
A female police officer.
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  1. A female police officer.
  2. A woman who is a member of a police force.
An official document, edict, or decree, esp. one from the pope
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  1. An official document, edict, or decree, esp. one from the pope
  2. A person who buys commodities or securities in anticipation of a rise in prices or who tries by speculative purchases to effect such a rise.
  3. A person regarded as like a bull in size, strength, etc.
A coin, usually of small denomination, made of copper or a copper alloy.
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  1. A coin, usually of small denomination, made of copper or a copper alloy.
  2. A reddish-brown, ductile, malleable metallic element that is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. It is widely used for electrical wires, water pipes, and rust-resistant parts, either in its pure form or in alloys such as brass and bronze. Atomic number 29; atomic weight 63.546; melting point 1,083°C; boiling point 2,595°C; specific gravity 8.96; valence 1, 2.
  3. A reddish-brown, malleable, ductile, metallic element that is corrosion-resistant and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat: symbol, Cu; at. no. 29
(Informal) A person with flat feet.
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  1. (Informal) A person with flat feet.
  2. A condition in which a foot has a flat or dropped instep arch, with the entire sole meeting the ground
  3. A person having the above condition
(Slang, dated, with "the") The police.
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  1. (Slang, dated, with "the") The police.
  2. A mass or coating of fine, light fibers, hairs, or particles; down:
  3. A blurred, distorted audio effect deliberately produced when amplifying the sounds of an electronic musical instrument, as by overloading an amplification circuit
(Slang) A police officer.
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  1. (Slang) A police officer.
  2. A member of the French national police organization constituting a branch of the armed forces with responsibility for general law enforcement.
  3. A member of the gendarmerie, a military body charged with police duties.
A furnace or other source of warmth in a room or building:
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  1. A furnace or other source of warmth in a room or building:
  2. Internal energy that is transferred to a physical system from outside the system because of a difference in temperature and does not result in work done by the system on its surroundings. Absorption of energy by a system as heat takes the form of increased kinetic energy of its molecules, thus resulting in an increase in temperature of the system. Heat is transferred from one system to another in the direction of higher to lower temperature.
  3. The warming of a room or building by a furnace or another source of energy:
(Slang) A person or group felt to be in a position of power or authority. Used with the:
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  1. (Slang) A person or group felt to be in a position of power or authority. Used with the:
  2. (Informal) Used as a familiar form of address for a man:
  3. Any extinct hominid, as Neanderthal man
(Brit., Informal) A British policeman
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  1. (Brit., Informal) A British policeman
  2. A police officer.
  3. A diminutive of the male given name Robert.
A medieval officer of high rank, usually serving as military commander in the absence of a monarch.
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  1. A medieval officer of high rank, usually serving as military commander in the absence of a monarch.
  2. A peace officer in a town or village, with powers and jurisdiction somewhat more limited than those of a sheriff
  3. (Chiefly British) A police officer.
One that peels, especially a kitchen implement for peeling the rinds or skins from fruits or vegetables.
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  1. One that peels, especially a kitchen implement for peeling the rinds or skins from fruits or vegetables.
  2. A person whose job it is to peel fruit or vegetable produce.
  3. (Pejorative, slang) A woman (less commonly a man) who removes her clothing for entertainment. A stripper.
A self-evident or universally recognized truth; a maxim:
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