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Anything by which the memory of a person, thing, idea, art, science or event is preserved or perpetuated. A tomb where a dead body has been deposited.

In real-property law and surveying, visible marks or indications left on natural or other objects indicating the lines and boundaries of a survey. Any physical object on the ground that helps to establish the location of a boundary line called for; it may be either natural (e.g., trees, rivers, and other land features) or artificial (e.g., fences, stones, stakes, or the like placed by human hands).


n. 1) an established landmark which a surveyor uses as part of a legal description of real property. 2) a building or other structure of historic importance, which may be recognized formally and marked by federal, state or local agencies, and therefore may not be torn down or substantially altered.


noun achievement, cairn, cenotaph, cromlech, dolmen, lasting reminder, mark, memorial, permanent structure, remembrance, reminder, shrine, testimonial
See also: landmark, remembrance

MONUMENT. A thing intended to transmit to posterity the memory of some one; it is used, also, to signify a tomb where a dead body has been deposited. In this sense it differs from a cenotaph, which is at empty tomb. Dig. 11, 7, 2, 6; Id. 11, 7, 2, 42.

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But access to the monument is difficult because it is located on a busy rotunda formed by the intersection of Edsa, Rizal Avenue from Manila, MacArthur Highway from Valenzuela City and Samson Road from Caloocan proper.
Scheduled monument' in Schedule 4 had the same meaning as 'scheduled monument' in section 1(11) of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 (the 1979 Act) which was "any monument which was for the time being included in the Schedule".
National monument status is intended to protect and preserve special places that have value for all Americans.
In July, Blumenthal submitted a letter to Secretary Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as part of the agencies open comment period, urging the Trump Administration to protect the monument status of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
Before the monument was put up, it had already stirred up controversy.
The Satanic Temple has asked the commission to approve its proposed Baphomet statue, which it has asked the state to place next to or directly in front of the Ten Commandments monument.
Creating a know-how monument to the Internet, we are changing traditional notions of memorials and monuments.
This will include those sites enjoying interim protection as a result of the Act's new provisions to require consultation before a building is listed or a monument scheduled.
GREY'S MONUMENT FACTS | You have to climb 164 |steps to reach the top of the tower The column was |designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green The Maximo Park |song By the Monument refers to Grey's Monument The |monument lends its name to Monument Metro station, a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro located directly underneath, and to the Monument Mall Shopping Centre DO THESE OTHER LANDMARKS NEED A CLEAN?
The group brought a lawsuit challenging the monument on behalf of three plaintiffs, including former Americans United trustee the Rev.
The monument to Tsar Dusan is part of the "Skopje 2014" project and BDI, along with PDSH, actively participated in its realization.
Government officials had discussed a monument to George Washington after his death in 1799, but nothing was done until the Washington National Monument Society formed in 1833 and chose architect Robert Mills to design what would become an Egyptian-like obelisk that would eventually be 555 feet high.

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