Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A termination denoting jurisdiction, or a district over which government is exercised. It occurs in bishopric, and a few words now obsolete.

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Examples

  • I read somewhere that the new teacher ric is actually a shapeshifter or a person that can transform into other people.

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  • A closer look at the signature reveals something interesting: rather than Ulrich, which is how I've listed him as in the past, the signature actually reads ULRICH, with the 'ric' in smaller capitals than the 'u', 'l' and 'h'.

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  • The given name Rodrigo is the Spanish form of Roderick, meaning "famous power," from the Germanic elements "hrod, fame and" ric, "power.

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  • As French theorist Fr é d é ric Bastiat argued, it's a fallacy to think that breaking a window creates work, because while the glazier's gain of work is visible, the tailor's loss of work caused by the window-owner's loss of money — and consequent decision to delay purchase of a coat — is not.

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  • French Culture Minister Fr é d é ric Mitterrand said in a statement that Iliad's attitude was "unacceptable."

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  • Were Mr. Sarkozy to show these lost children of Fr é d é ric Bastiat that they have traded a monarchy for a union-made straitjacket, he might have achieved much deeper reforms than a two-year extension of French workers 'productive years.

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  • I remember a red gingham dress embellished with red ric rac, a black and blue plaid with black velvet collar and cuffs, a lovely cream with tiny red rosettes and one of those big collars trimmed in cream - colored eyelet, a salmon shantung that I wore for graduation from high school, and my very favorite -- a cream with pink and periwinkle flowers.

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  • Or will they just resort to taking the credit somehow. ric in NY

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  • Our nation will be prosperous again, just hope everyone who overspent, bought too big a house with too little money, and the banks that lent the money have learned their lesson! ric

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  • We need a bank to be a bank and one that is there for its depositors. ric

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