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prescription

The loss of rights because of a failure to assert them over a lengthy period of time. This is similar to a statute of limitations, but the time period is not established by statute, but by court interpretation and the particular circumstances of the case.

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In the first case the joke arises from letters picked out of the superscription at random, as it were, by Malvolio (we have already seen that two of the characters he picks are not even there).
Samson Raphael Hirsch (2) suggests that the psalm's theme, which he gleans from its superscription, is "hiddenness" (from alamot, understood as [begin strikethrough]-> [end strikethrough] ne'elamot) [begin strikethrough],[end strikethrough] or, more precisely, the hidden purpose of history.
As we have seen these exercitive voices recur in Rossetti's oeuvre, specifically in the "The Choice" and "The Church Porch" sonnets, "Aspecta Medusa," "Sea-Limits," "Hoarded Joy," "A Superscription," and, most notably, in Soothsay.
This calculated assault expresses another aim: to preserve the reflection of a "cold" gaze that, even though it may lack erotic passion, sustains at least the permanence of an ineffaceable superscription.
As we examine this Psalm we notice that, excluding the superscription, the composition consists of seven substantive verses corresponding to the seven branches of the menorah.
He is credited with authorship of the Book of Proverbs, with many of its parts carrying the distinct superscription "Proverbs of Solomon.
698-642) whose name does not appear in the superscription to the book because he was unfit to be mentioned.
Psalm 85, like its counterparts, Psalms 47 and 49 contains the same exact superscription.
their original superscriptions are the most lapidary index--rather than
Barsegyan, had superscriptions of combat orders to seize the Kelbadjar district of Azerbaijan on April 1, 1993.
He also provides abundant suggestions for fingering and English translations of the Italian titles and superscriptions.
I am doubtful whether it is useful to conceptualize instances of moral-cultivational discourse in medium cults as superscriptions of autonomous spaces of popular culture.