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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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It's a movie without a trial, so there will be no gavel treatment.
Later, Fred Baldwin took the railing to his home in Sutton where he crafted two identical gavels in his shop.
Each movie also has a "gavel rating," with four gavels declaring the film "classic," and one gavel imploring readers to "ask for a new trial.
Productivity Enhancement Products was one of three companies awarded Golden Gavels for presenting "products holding great promise for the future.
I'D like to knock a commonly held legal stereotype on the head - judges don't use gavels in UK courts.