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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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I would have turned away from it, had not an inscription on the picture drawn me nearer.
The inner walls of the church were placarded with large mural tablets of copper, bearing engraved inscriptions celebrating the merits of old Heilbronn worthies of two or three centuries ago, and also bearing rudely painted effigies of themselves and their families tricked out in the queer costumes of those days.
Auto Business News-February 22, 2018--Volvo to offer Inscription Model and electric version of XC40
The country has five items in the second, intangible UNESCO list: the fujara folk musical instrument the music from Terchova the bagpipe (gajdy, gajdosska as adjective) culture puppetry and the latest inscription the Horehronie multipart singing.
Summary: City of Sydney council says it may consult its Indigenous board after outcry over statue's 'fictional' inscription
La stele d'installation de Sri Satyadeves'vara: Une nouvelle inscription sanskrite du Campa trouvee a Phtfdfc Thien.
Summary: Israeli archaeologists find 2,000-year-old commemorative stone inscription near Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City.
The central panel carries the inscription that gives details of the grant, ending with the imprecatory verse, and the last panel illustrates the ass curse through the depiction of a donkey sodomizing a female figure.
According to Arfaei, the oldest inscription in the collection dates back more than 4,000 years to 2250 BCE.
when Virgin Mary and her Joseph were on the way to participate in a census (an inscription device
TEHRAN (FNA)- Archaeologists said they have discovered pieces of a stone inscription belonging to an ancient Achaemenid emperor in Persepolis in Iran's Southern province of Fars.