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AMPLIATION, civil law. A deferring of judgment until the cause is further examined. In this case, the judges pronounced the word amplius, or by writing the letters N.L. for non liquet, signifying that the cause was not clear. In practice, it is usual in the courts when time is taken to form a judgment, to enter a curia advisare vult; cur. adv. vult. (q.v.)

AMPLIATION, French law. Signifies the giving a duplicate of an acquittance or other instrument, in order that it may be produced in different places. The copies which notaries make out of acts passed before them, and which are delivered to the parties, are also called ampliations. Dict. de Jur. h.t.

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This ampliation the project has been approved in advance, so exceptional, by the UNDP Regional Direction.
Written sometime after 1396, the tract is a specimen of the art of sophistria, or sophistic arguments, and it covers the following main topics: sophistria as a science, signification, syncategorematic terms, supposition, ampliation, restriction, complex signifiables, the significate of a proposition, mediate and immediate terms, propositions with a comparative or superlative term, and exceptive, exclusive and reduplicative propositions.
Furthermore, Hume's argument can only be converted into a sound one if our inductive behavior can be characterized as a process of rule-governed ampliation.
Nor is it without interest that Peirce also followed Locke in accepting as a synonym or ampliation for the name "semiotic" the classical expression "doctrine of signs" or "doctrino signorum" since, again following the obligations imposed by the Ethics of Terminology, this alternative appellation hooked up the development of the proposed new study with the considerable achievements in understanding the sign that formed the Latin heritage of scholasticism.