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dedication

An owner's gift of land,or an interest in land such as a right-of-way,for the public's use, coupled with the public's acceptance of the gift by making use of it.A dedication may be express,as when the owner specifically states an intention of dedicating land for a park.Alternatively,a dedication may be implied because of the owner's conduct and the reasonable conclusions to be drawn from that conduct.When one sees news stories about protestors attempting to block development of a valuable vacant lot previously kept clean and mowed by neighbors and used by children as a park, one is seeing an attempt to have a court declare that the owner made an implied dedication for the public use.

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Patrick Garcia and his family welcomed their youngest daughter, Francisca Pia, into the Christian community through a dedication ceremony and party.
The hospice needs some support to set it up and said: "We are looking for corporate sponsorship for the event This would give sole sponsorship of the event which means all the literature, posters, dedication forms and the dedication book would be logo endorsed by the sponsor company.
* New tones must be assigned to Music box, Copy box, Dedication, gifts.
Among the crosses were dedications for those who have lost their lives in recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Courts in California give the greatest legal significance to evidence of required dedications: If the property acquired would have to be dedicated to achieve the higher use for the remainder of the property, California courts limit the valuation of the condemned property to its existing (and under-developed) use.
UPLIFTING carols and dedications in memory of oved ones who died of terminal conditions brought oy to grieving families at a city hospice.
A MAMMOTH pounds 3,500 was raised through a festive tree of light in Coventry city centre, with 220 people making dedications to loved ones.
The other two sites were Iowa State University and Purdue University, which both held dedications earlier last year.
As Lewalski has argued, the poem's dedications present us with an imaginative rewriting of primogeniture and patronage, where daughters are presented as the heirs of their mothers's virtues.
City of Tigard, which places new limits on the power of government to demand dedications of property as a condition to approval of a development project on private property.(2) Dolan may be the harbinger of even more decisions restricting the right of government to regulate private property in this manner.
Carroll identifies three Metacults (Christ, Mary, and the Saints) as being the traditional foci of devotion in Catholicism but insists that in Italian popular Catholicism this "official order" is reversed in practice with the Saints (or one particular Saint) being seen as close and accessible, Mary in various manifestations as being powerful (in fact so ambiguously powerful as to be held at a distance), and Christ as being significantly less "popular." To support this conclusion, he cites the figures for parish, sanctuary and other dedications. While the figures are too varied over space and time to be comprehensive, there is no reason to doubt that parish dedications are predominantly to Saints and then to Mary with very few being to Christ.
In each of these works, Pettibone carefully painted (in oil) the front covers and sometimes the title pages, dedications, or colophons of Pound's books against a flat, monochromatic background.