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Under the kuliana law each native householder became entitled to the possession in fee of such land as he had occupied, or chose to occupy and cultivate.
But when the kuliana law was made, the common people were allowed to take out for themselves such small holdings as they held in actual cultivation.
Thus when, in 1848; the king, at the instance of that excellent man and upright judge, Chief-justice Lee, gave the kuliana rights, he relieved the people of a sore oppression, and at a single blow destroyed feudalism.
In fact, the Hawaiian living in his valley on his kuliana or small holding, leads an extremely irregular life.
No mission, NATO RoEs, interference in the elections in Afghanistan and no support are all his doing, his kuliana.
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