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(Commemoration), noun celebration, writing


(Retention), noun mind, recalling, reflection
See also: hindsight, recognition, recollection, remembrance, retention, retrospect

MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

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The combination of inflation in raw materials prices, along with the deflationary pressures from the retail environment, has caused the most severe margin pressure in recent memory," said Harry D.
More than 140 people perished last December during two of the most severe windstorms to hit western Europe in recent memory.
The new board even includes, for the first time in recent memory, a representative from the Sokaogon Chippewa tribe.
The restoration of large mammals to their former range in the continental United States is, to my mind, one of the most responsible, thoughtful and, in the best sense of the word, romantic notions this federal government has entertained in recent memory.
Because no sizable tremor had struck Kobe in recent memory, citizens in this port city did not consider quakes a hazard.
Leonardo da Vinci has been the beneficiary of some of the finest art historical scholarship - and some of the finest examples of art , book publishing - in recent memory.
Early memories are stored and never forgotten, although recent memory is gone.
AUSTIN, Texas -- With meteorologists projecting that this summer will be the hottest in recent memory, many Texans have more than the mercury to worry about.
In the San Gabriel Mountains, Mountain High Ski Resort operators said the resort near Wrightwood received 10 to 14 inches of snow overnight, the largest April storm in recent memory.
In fact, according to Gary Gabriel, executive director of Cushman & Wakefield in New Jersey, the fourth quarter of 2004 has been among the busiest in recent memory and the opening quarter of 2005 is primed for a flurry of sales.
No issue has ignited such widespread outrage in the city in recent memory.

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