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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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Indeed, the superscriptions of many of the Psalms attribute their authorship to people other than David.
Superscription elements like Patient Name, Age, Sex, Hospital address, details of Names & designations (addresses) of doctors mentioned clearly.
While many of the terms used in this psalm can have many meanings, in the wilderness context provided by the superscription these verses are understood to refer to the particular experiences and hardships connected with that environment, thus providing additional insights into this psalm.
And for this second phase to materialize, the sign of further writing in the form of the literal endorsement or superscription by the post office is sufficient.
The signed envelope is put into another one and sealed in the presence of a notary, which makes a superscription giving an information about the testator ." (The Civil Code of the Russian Federation).
In a delightful anachro-nism, Ibn Ezra has good things to say of the (Protestant tWellt ieth-centurv) New International Version: "I am gratified that the New International" Version translates the superscription l of Psalm 56] as I would: To the tune of 'A Dove on Distant Oaks.'"
No--in fact in this case it was not far removed from a regular music score except for certain rather abstract indications of tonal quality such as "clouds", "wind bubble" etc, and subsequently a rather awe-inspiring superscription of long decimal numbers denoting decibels, cycles per second and inches of tape [...] The resulting catchy sound, which can be heard every week introducing Dr.
where the [G.sup.i.sub.b], is the gain factor, the superscription index i is channel index, and subscription index b is subband index.
This article argues that the state's efforts to turn Gwer Sa La into an ICH Project was an attempt of "superscription without encompassment".
Means superscription with different letters mean significant statical difference (P(less than)0.05 or P(less than)0.01); "-" means P(less than)0.05; means P(less than)0.01;
Unfortunately, however, unbeknown to anyone, the readers at Seltzer's printing plant mistake the cover letter Lawrence had attached to the last page that he sent to Seltzer in January, with its superscription "end of Kangaroo," not as the wording on a cover letter, but as an instruction under some typewritten text.
The use of two or three different languages at once is facilitated by the extensive scribal use of abbreviation, superscription and suspension, which elide the grammatical distinctions between the languages.