Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, impossibility of access for sexual intercourse, as in the case of a husband at sea or in a foreign country. A child born under such circumstances is a bastard.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This isn't a politically correct non-access sign, it's a "it never occurred to us that anyone would use the elevator out of necessity, not just convenience!" sign.

    Accessibility here, just somewhere else

  • Annette Nazareth -- the one SEC commissioner who voted against last week's 3-1 rule-making and currently the lone Democrat on the commission -- calls the regulation that prevailed the "non-access" rule.

    Union Proxies

  • Commissioner Nazareth noted last week that "the vast majority of the [more than 8,000] commenters on the non-access proposal opposed it."

    Union Proxies

  • The cerebral part of the news business (meaningful analysis and commentary) have moved on-line to sort through the non-access (i.e., real) reporting that still somehow manages to slip through the filters.

    Firedoglake » Carpe Diem

  • Pre-election political instability in South Africa and non-access to certain markets had cost Denel about R10 billion in potential deals.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • However, the evidence may point in quite a different direction: in DCU for example, access students (who sometimes enter the university on slightly reduced points) on average perform better than their non-access peers and are less likely to drop out.

    Irish Blogs

  • And soon there may be another notch on Dennis Kucinich's belt: preserving the non-access to health care for 50 million Americans.

    The Concerned Troll

  • It was one more natural thing with the poverty, with the non-access to food.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • In addition, some folders may have extensive access control lists improperly associated with them, which can create a convoluted set of permissions rules that can result in non-access even though the Finder claims the user can read and write.

    MacFixIt

  • They have exactly the same access and non-access as any other Canadian.

    CTV News RSS Feed

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