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descent

A method of acquiring real property, when the prior owner dies without a will and the laws of intestate succession determine the person or persons who will acquire title by descent.

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Occasionally, though, there is a need for you to descend now.
If the testicles - or more usually, one testicle - fail to descend, sperm won't be produced normally, but the hormone testosterone (which is responsible for maleness, such as a deeper voice and body hair) will be.
Continue straight as you descend past the Robertson Memorial, then cross the path next to the pumping station.
For this final determination, the petitioner had to provide evidence that it members descended from a historical tribe.
Consequently Flight 907 started to descend. Immediately, the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) warned it to climb.
The trip should last for about eight hours to get to the 2,814-meter summit and roughly the same amount of time to descend. The group has organized a lunch on Sunday to mark the occasion of World Tourism Day at Shebib mansion.
On July 1, 2002, Skyguide was operating with a single air traffic controller who told the pilot of a Bashkirian Airlines Tupolev 154 to descend to avoid a collision, even though early-warning instruments aboard the place had told the pilots to climb.
On 10 October four crew members and two passengers suffered cuts and bruises when an aircraft operated by British Airways was ordered to descend to avoid a smaller aircraft nearby.
I descend from 2 Black parents, 4 Black grandparents, 8 great grandparents and 16 great-great grandparents.
Meanwhile, the Spirit continues to descend on the most unlikely of candidates.
A fruit or a cure, both of which also exist mentally, actually descend from their imaginal origin--that is to say they are manifested from man's repository of knowledge.