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- n. legislature
- n. Legend, colloquially used to describe a person who is held in high regard.
- v. To allege; to assert.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To allege; to assert.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English aphetic form of allege and allege.
- tree, a young voice saying quickly, "_Tolle lege, tolle lege_" (take and read, take and read), and which he took as a Divine admonition; these, combined with the commotion of the times, would lend their influence to the position he came to occupy.
So that of things done lege, that is to say, by command of the law, there is some place for a distinction between lege divinâ and lege civili.
The acquisition of a spouse, either as a husband or as a wife, is therefore not constituted facto — that is, by cohabitation — without a preceding contract; nor even pacto — by a mere contract of marriage, without subsequent cohabitation; but only lege, that is, as a juridical consequence of the obligation that is formed by two persons entering into a sexual union solely on the basis of a reciprocal possession of each other, which possession at the same time is only effected in reality by the reciprocal usus facultatum sexualium alterius.
It is, however, somewhat doubtful if there really was such a law; and the better opinion seems to be that the word "lege" meant
Erratum in your last, 1. antepenult, pro "fear a _Dun_" lege "fear a
OF COURSE, the Minnesota lege would eliminate her district if it came to that, but not because of partisanship.
What happened was that in 2006 New Hampshire started voting more like the rest of New England — knocked out both Republican reps, saw an incredible D tidal wave in the state lege, and then in 2008 Sununu Jr. never really had a chance.
If Democrats retain control of both houses of the New York state lege, redistricting may not be as big a problem.
(Aside from the seats NY will lose due to population loss, a problem the lege seems happy to casually ignore.)
By this logic: Why not force Texas to lose 3-5 Congress seats, and then use their GOP-held state lege to purge only Democratic districts.
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