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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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To find out more about the project, to dedicate a tree or to make a contribution to any of the Woodland Trust's four new sites, see: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/mylocalpaper or call 0800 915 1914.
Management will speculate on equipment if it can dedicate a certain family of parts to a machine that will support its goals for efficiency and flexibility.
No matter what the cause, we can transform our pain into an offering to God and a needy world: we can dedicate our suffering.
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While some people might dedicate their lives to care for the ill or help the needy, some people dedicate their lives to influencing business activities they perceive as having potential drastic consequences.
Four months later, President Abraham Lincoln visited the battlefield to dedicate a cemetery for the victims of the great battle.
Interestingly, RTA is also working to develop a plan to dedicate more lanes for buses and taxis.