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description

noun account, characterization, delineation, depiction, descriptio, details, enarratio, explanation, expositio, formulation, narrative, outline, portrayal, profile, sketch, specification
Associated concepts: correct description, description in a will, description of goods, description of land, description of persons, description of property, specific description
Foreign phrases: Veritas demonstrationis tollit errorem nominis.In all penal judgments, allowance is made for youth and lack of prudence. Falsa demonstratione legaaum non perimi. A legacy is not nullified by an incorrect description. Praesentia corporis tollit errorem nominis; et veritas nominis tollit errorem demonstrationis. The pressnce of the body cures an error in the name; and the accuuacy of the name cures an error of description. Non accipi debent verba in demonstrationem falsam, quae commetunt in limitationem veram. Words ought not to be taken to import a false description which may be taken to describe a true limitation.
See also: account, brief, call, caption, character, clarification, color, complexion, construction, definition, delineation, denomination, designation, explanation, kind, label, manner, narration, narrative, paraphrase, prospectus, recital, report, representation, specification, statement, story, style, title

description

1 that section of a deed or conveyance (sometimes referred to as the particulars) in which the lands being transferred are described. The description maybe verbal or by reference to a plan. Where the conveyance contains both a verbal description and a plan, questions may arise as to which has precedence, especially where the two appear to conflict. In all cases this will be a question of construction of the language of the particular deed.
2 where there is a contract for the sale of goods by description, there is an implied term that the goods will correspond with the description. If the sale is by sample as well as by description, it is not sufficient that the bulk of the goods corresponds with the sample of the goods if they do not also correspond with the description. A sale of goods is not prevented from being a sale by description by reason only that, being exposed for sale or hire, they are selected by the buyer.

DESCRIPTION. A written account of the state and condition of personal property, titles, papers, and the like. It is a kind of inventory, (q.v.) but is more particular in ascertaining the exact condition of the property, and is without any appraisement of it.
     2. When goods are found in the possession of a person accused of stealing them, a description ought to be made of them. Merl. Rep. h.t.
     3. A description is less perfect than a definition. (q.v.) It gives some knowledge of the accidents and qualities of a thing; for example, plants, fruits, and animals, are described by their shape, bulk, color, and the like accidents. Ayl. Pand. 60.
     4. Description may also be of a person, as description of a legatee. 1 Roper on Leg. chap. 2.

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The description of this picturesque and remarkable little cataract, as given by the scout, is sufficiently correct, though the application of the water to uses of civilized life has materially injured its beauties.
Could I have preserved the picturesque force of his style, and the humourous colouring which nature taught him how to throw over his descriptions, the result, I honestly believe, would have been something new in literature.
Before he had read a word of the description itself, he knew what Mrs.
If this partiality is to be exerted in favor of those who are concerned in any particular description of industry or property, I presume it will readily be admitted, that the competition for it will lie between landed men and merchants.
I shall confine myself to a cursory review of the remaining powers comprehended under this third description, to wit: to regulate commerce among the several States and the Indian tribes; to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin; to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the current coin and secureties of the United States; to fix the standard of weights and measures; to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws of bankruptcy, to prescribe the manner in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each State shall be proved, and the effect they shall have in other States; and to establish post offices and post roads.
This was Fix, one of the detectives who had been dispatched from England in search of the bank robber; it was his task to narrowly watch every passenger who arrived at Suez, and to follow up all who seemed to be suspicious characters, or bore a resemblance to the description of the criminal, which he had received two days before from the police headquarters at London.
But I will not weary the reader with a description of that long morning and of the longer afternoon.
Further, if it be objected that the description is not true to fact, the poet may perhaps reply,--'But the objects are as they ought to be': just as Sophocles said that he drew men as they ought to be; Euripides, as they are.
Bennet, however, with the assistance of her five daughters, could ask on the subject, was sufficient to draw from her husband any satisfactory description of Mr.
KINDNESS OF MARHEYO AND THE REST OF THE ISLANDERS--A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE BREAD- FRUIT TREE--DIFFERENT MODES OF PREPARING THE FRUIT
His acquittal was complete, his friendship warmly honoured, a lively interest excited for his friend, and his description of the fine country about Lyme so feelingly attended to by the party, that an earnest desire to see Lyme themselves, and a project for going thither was the consequence.
Well, my dear Reginald, I have seen this dangerous creature, and must give you some description of her, though I hope you will soon be able to form your own judgment she is really excessively pretty; however you may choose to question the allurements of a lady no longer young, I must, for my own part, declare that I have seldom seen so lovely a woman as Lady Susan.