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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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The dedicatory epistle is the normative place for asserting the author's poetic proposition, as it functions, rhetorically, as the proemium in oratory.
1976; la edicion bilingue de Charles Butterworth (The Book of the Decisive Treatise Determining the Connection Between the Law and Wisdom & Epistle Dedicatory, op.
And, in a similar way, the book's demonstration of an important diversification in the sources of support and in the processes involved in seeking support that writers might mobilize, and its intelligent assertion that "[a]ddresses to readers and dedicatory epistles signal an active component of the economic marketplace" (46) is destabilized by the insistence that "in the long run [paratexts have] little to do with money but much to do with status and protection" (15).
In this tradition, Jewsbury writes her dedicatory poem to Dr.
Yet in the dedication to The New Inn (1631), as Bergeron points out, Jonson collapses the distinction between the epistle dedicatory and the address to the reader: 'I make thee my patron'.
a distinguished judge and lawyer (whose remarkable career is captured in the dedicatory note that follows) very much concerned with the law's interaction with technological development and change.
RENSSELAER, NY--On May 13th, Mother's Day, internationally famed concert artist, Hector Olivera, from Argentina thrilled an audience of more than 350 at a dedicatory recital to celebrate the newly rebuilt digital console of the magnificent twenty-ton pipe organ in the choir loft at historic St.
The fourth chapter, for instance, examines dedicatory letters by Kepler and Galileo which accompanied their seminal works--Astronomia Nova (1609) and Sidereus Nuncius (1610)--bringing into sharp relief the wider socio-political milieu of the two scientists.
Bergeron demonstrates that during this period the publication of plays was increasingly focused upon the benefits to be derived from court, city, and personal patronage, in ways that endowed the dedicatory epistles, addresses, and other preliminaries preceding the texts of the plays with special importance.
Perhaps the damage to the Lady Completion Flower stela was the result of such an attack, and afterwards the stela was moved to the temple where it was buried with a complete set of dedicatory offerings.
The poem's subject matter--the primordial heavenly battle between the forces of good and evil--may at first appear far removed from our twenty-first-century concerns; and yet, what is hidden under the "velo della favola," as Erasmo writes in the poem's dedicatory letter (echoing countless other poets, including Dante), is frighteningly modern, lest we can totally isolate ourselves from our man-made contemporary horrors.
The earliest version and its second state (with rivers) carried an ornate dedicatory cartouche to King Charles II.