from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Attributive form of black letter
- n. Written or printed in black letter.
- n. Given to the study of books in black letter; old-fashioned.
- n. Of or relating to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days; unlucky; inauspicious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Written or printed in black letter.
- adj. Given to the study of books in black letter; that is, of old books; out of date.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days; -- compare
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name now given to the Gothic or Old English letter, which was introduced into England about the middle of the fourteenth century, and was the character generally used in manuscripts and in the first printed books. It is still, with various modifications, in common use in Germany.
- Written or printed in black-letter: as, a black-letter manuscript or book.
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But if he's aquitted, he CAN'T be held by your black-letter - so what happens?
These are serious questions, which you surprisingly think can just be dismissed by a sentence of black-letter on how it works.
You can just ignore the problems and keep citing useless black-letter, while blaming Bush for everything, if that works for you, but real criminal lawyers will have to deal these problems.
Yes, I think a US Senator would not openly contradict a black-letter promise to do a very specific thing.
OrenWithAnE: Yes, I think a US Senator would not openly contradict a black-letter promise to do a very specific thing.
As the struggle for civil rights in the United States demonstrates, the black-letter law can give way to the moral imperatives of the moment.
The NJ Supremes IGNORED the black-letter statutory law on 30-day must-issue.
The following quote from an article on stadium naming rights is crazy talk from black-letter trademark law's perspective, but that's because the black-letter law doesn't reflect current reality:
This extraction of Western capital from a Western market contravened the black-letter Chinese law that bars foreign investment in sensitive sectors such as Internet services.
For one thing, you can't even have a true balanced-budget amendment unless you are literally willing to put the federal budget under the control of the judiciary--which, after all, would enforce anything set up as a matter of black-letter law.