from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English aphetic form of allege and allege.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To allege; to assert.

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  • verb obsolete To allege; to assert.
  • noun Hiberno-English, slang Legend, colloquially used to describe a person who is held in high regard.
  • noun US, colloquial legislature


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Abbreviated from allege ("to assert").

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Abbreviation for legend.

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Abbreviation for legislature.


  • - 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.

    The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election

  • 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 Elements of Law Natural and Politic

  • 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.

    The Science of Right

  • It is, however, somewhat doubtful if there really was such a law; and the better opinion seems to be that the word "lege" meant

    The Captiva and the Mostellaria

  • Erratum in your last, 1. antepenult, pro "fear a _Dun_" lege "fear a

    The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume 2

  • If Democrats retain control of both houses of the New York state lege, redistricting may not be as big a problem.

    My new Senator is a Bush Dog?????

  • (Aside from the seats NY will lose due to population loss, a problem the lege seems happy to casually ignore.)

    My new Senator is a Bush Dog?????

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Census Conspiracies Strike Back

  • OF COURSE, the Minnesota lege would eliminate her district if it came to that, but not because of partisanship.

    Think Progress » Bachmann To Vote For Resolution Promoting Census After Leading Campaign To Smear It

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Secretary Sebelius?


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