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(News), noun account, advice, bulletin, communication, dispatch, information, intelligence, mention, message, report, statement

word

(Promise), noun affirmation, agreement, averment, avouchment, avowal, declaration, pledge, profession, solemn declaration, statement, undertaking, vow, warrant

word

(Term), noun adage, antonym, argument, coined word, colloquy, command, contention, dialogue, discourse, expression, homonym, maxim, mot, motto, observation, palaver, parlay, part of speech, phrase, proverb, remark, saying, statement, utterance, verbalism
Associated concepts: actionable words, words of art, words of limitation
See also: canon, declaration, disclosure, expression, intelligence, news, phrase, pledge, profession, promise, remark, term, undertaking, vow

WORD, construction. One or more syllables which when united convey an idea a single part of speech.
     2. Words are to be understood in a proper or figurative sense, and they are used both ways in law. They are also used in a technical sense. It is a general rule that contracts and wills shall be construed as the parties understood them; every person, however, is presumed to understand the force of the words be uses, and therefore technical words must be taken according to their legal import, even in wills, unless the testator manifests a clear intention to the contrary. 1 Bro. C. C. 33; 3 Bro. C. C. 234; 5 Ves. 401 8 Ves. 306.
     3. Every one is required to use words in the sense they are generally understood, for, as speech has been given to man to be a sign of his thoughts, for the purpose of communicating them to others, he is bound in treating with them, to use such words or signs in the sense sanctioned by usage, that is, in the sense in which they themselves understand them, or else he deceives them. Heinnec. Praelect. in Puffendorff, lib. 1, cap. 17, Sec. 2 Heinnec. de Jure Nat. lib. 1, Sec. 197; Wolff, lust. Jur. Nat. Sec. 7981.
     4. Formerly, indeed, in cases of slander, the defamatory words received the mildest interpretation of which they were susceptible, and some ludicrous decisions were the consequence. It was gravely decided, that to say of a merchant, "he is a base broken rascal, has broken twice, and I will make him break a third time," that no action could be maintained, because it might be intended that he had a hernia: ne poet dar porter action, car poet estre intend de burstness de belly. Latch, 104. But now they are understood in their usual signification. Comb. 37; Ham. N. P. 282. Vide Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; Construction; Interpretation.

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Located near an informal settlement in Slovo Park, on the boundaries of the Crosby and Coronationville suburbs of Johannesburg, the SCE is a ten-year old aftercare facility to support the pre-school and after-school activities for disadvantaged children in the area.
When I was young I met Ruth First and Joe Slovo, two heroes of the movement to free South Africa.
A spokesperson for the Agency has cited an article published by Svobodno Slovo, a pro-government tabloid website, claiming that the 15-year-old girl has been asmoking banned substances.
The names of Joe Slovo, Ruth First, Harry Schwartz, Rusty Bernstein, Arthur Goldreich, Helen Suzman, and Arthur Chaskalson, among a long list of others, were all an integral part of Mandela's life.
Mais il faut aussi mentionner Joe Slovo et son epouse Ruth First, les dirigeants blancs du parti communiste sud-africain et qui ont forge une alliance strategique avec l'ANC et ont dirige la lutte armee contre l'apartheid du temps oE les dirigeants sud-africains etaient en prison.
Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid.
Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid" by historian Alan Wieder is the biographical story of a white man and a white woman who became heroes to subjugated South African blacks by working to abolish the apartheid system.
Stephen Frears, an Oscar nominee for "The Queen,'' directed, and the script is by Shawn Slovo ("A World Apart'').
Moving towards a design approach to low-income housing in urban Cape Town: the case of Joe Slovo Park, in IAHS World Congress on Housing conference "Transforming Housing Environments through Design", 27-30 September, 2005, Pretoria, South Africa.
According to Joe Slovo she knew "almost everything".
Lindsey Mantoan's reading of various productions of Gillian Slovo and Victoria Brittain's documentary play Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom (2005) takes a more ambivalent view of theater's interventionist potential.
This is because Gaddafi's Libya made the determination that the ANC was little more than an instrument of Zionist Israel because we had among our leaders such outstanding patriots as the late [Jewish South African Communist leader] Joe Slovo.