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gavel

noun club, device to gain order, hammer, inntrument of control, means of control, symbol of office, mallet, wooden mallet
Associated concepts: parliamentary procedure

GAVEL. A tax, imposition or tribute; the same as gabel. (q. v.)

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If you are looking to buy a gavel, Wolverhampton-based Gavel and Block stock a selection suitable "for judges".
As this year's Golden Gavel recipient, he will help our members get a better understanding of how effective leadership enhances social entrepreneurism.
The C2A (Communicate 2 Achieve) Gavel Club is open to children aged 12 and over.
Amberley Gavel put the closed-door minutes of the meeting under a microscope and concluded that while Brantford and Brant might have had the opinion that talks should be kept secret, in fact, they were breaching the Municipal Act.
THE gavel will fall for the final time today at a North saleroom, bringing to an end over 100 years of auctions there.
Lee was the son of James Murray Gavel and Lillian (Keddy) Gavel and brother of Sylvia (Gavel) Doran of Northborough.
Social Esquire will bring together members of the legal community to raise funds and awareness about breast cancer at the First Annual Pink Gavel Luncheon October 23 in Miami Beach.
A silver-bound, boxed gavel, made of oak from Sanctuary Wood outside Ypres, was presented to the Regiment 80 years ago by its Colonel, General Sir Edward Bulfin.
Golden Gavel Award--Gwendolyn Rucker, staff attorney, Arkansas Supreme Court Office of Professional Conduct
Dan Evans, 67, banged his gavel for the last time at the Seth Hughes & Son showroom in Wrexham.
In taking office, Pelosi uttered these gracious, and hopefully sincere words: ``I accept this gavel in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship.