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Section

The distinct and numbered subdivisions in legal codes, statutes, and textbooks. In the law of real property, a parcel of land equal in area to one square mile, or 640 acres.

section

(Division), noun category, class, component, department, detachment, fraction, group, grouping, part, segment, separate part, subdivision, subgroup

section

(Vicinity), noun area, block, clime, demesne, environs, field, locale, locality, location, locus, milieu, neighborhood, parcel of land, part, plot, plot of ground, plot of land, province, purlieus, regio, region, territory, tract, vicinage, vicinitas
Associated concepts: block, plot, and section
See also: article, aspect, chamber, chapter, circuit, clause, component, constituent, cross, decentralization, denomination, department, detail, dichotomize, disjoint, district, divide, division, element, heading, ingredient, installment, interest, locality, location, member, moiety, organ, parcel, part, partition, phase, pigeonhole, place, portion, province, region, segment, separate, share, split, subdivision, subheading, territory, title
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We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor build an impassable wall between them.
Finally, in times when the class struggle nears the decisive hour, the process of dissolution going on within the ruling class, in fact within the whole range of society, assumes such a violent, glaring character, that a small section of the ruling class cuts itself adrift, and joins the revolutionary class, the class that holds the future in its hands.
For this reason many in the Middle and Lower classes, and all without exception in the Polygonal and Circular orders, prefer a third method, the description of which shall be reserved for the next section.
Next, there is the instinct for 'harmony' and rhythm, metres being manifestly sections of rhythm.
The hostile clans, residing in the more remote sections of the island, and very seldom holding any communication with foreigners, are in every respect unchanged from their earliest known condition.
Several times some masses of enormous bulk were forced up through the well-hole with inconceivable violence, and, suddenly expanding as they came into larger space, disclosed sections of the White Worm which Adam and Sir Nathaniel had seen looking over the trees with its enormous eyes of emerald- green flickering like great lamps in a gale.
Between the two sections of his flock he was often the only link, and it was his avowed custom to select those of his migratory sheep who seemed worthy, and give them a few hours in the pastures of the permanent.
He plodded through the poetry sections of Bartlett's
His title of Captain of the Kaolian Road explained his timely presence in the heart of the savage forest, for every highway upon Barsoom is patrolled by doughty warriors of the noble class, nor is there any service more honorable than this lonely and dangerous duty in the less frequented sections of the domains of the red men of Barsoom.
I said that if that potentate must go over in our ship, why, I supposed he must --but that to my thinking, when the United States considered it necessary to send a dignitary of that tonnage across the ocean, it would be in better taste, and safer, to take him apart and cart him over in sections in several ships.
WHOEVER has had opportunity of acquaintance with society in New England during the last twenty-five years, with those middle and with those leading sections that may constitute any just representation of the character and aim of the community, will have been struck with the great activity of thought and experimenting.
As the reader may surmise, the four allegorical personages were somewhat weary with having traversed the three sections of the world, without having found suitable opportunity for getting rid of their golden dolphin.