Act of man

ACT OF MAN. Every man of sound mind and discretion is bound by his own acts, and the law does not permit him to do any thing against it; and all acts are construed most strongly against him who does them. Plowd. 140.
     2. A man is not only bound by his own acts, but by those of others who act or are presumed to act by his authority, and is responsible civilly in all such cases; and, in some cases, even when there is but a presumption of authority, he may be made responsible criminally; for example, a bookseller may be indicted for publishing a libel which has been sold in his store, by his regular salesmen, although he may possibly have had no knowledge of it.

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This sequel to The Living (Random House, 2013/VOYA December 2013) brings to an eventful conclusion the story of Shy Espinoza, a teen working on a summer cruise ship who accidentally learns that Romero disease, an Ebola-like pandemic, was an act of man, not God.
Summary: People marched in Tunis to condemn act of man who allegedly burned his daughter to death because she was walking with boy.
In the conjugal act of man and woman is the experience of companionship, a permanence of union, and the openness to new life.
In a recent study conducted by government officials, it's estimated the damage to Metropolis caused by the epic battle in the third act of Man of Steel resulted in more than 250,000 people killed, 400,000 people left missing, and about $900 billion in damage, compared with the estimated $55 billion in damage caused from the attacks on 9/11.
But unlike hurricanes or tornadoes, the company's severe cuts into Dove Mountain look much more like an act of man, forcing Cole to face his own existential crisis:
In other hands - pun intended - the double act of man and stuffed critter would be preposterous but there is fearlessness to Gibson's portrayal that compels us to see the world through his weary eyes.
In other hands - pun intended - the double act of man and critter would be preposterous, but there is a fearlessness to Gibson's portrayal that compels us to see the world through his weary eyes.
In other hands the double act of man and critter would be preposterous but there is a fearlessness to Gibson's portrayal that compels us to see the world through his weary eyes.
Now that might just be a simple act of man management by the Spurs boss, designed to lift a player whose confidence has been knocked by his in and out treatment at Anfield.
In his decision, Duval said the policies did not distinguish between floods caused by an act of God--such as excessive rainfall--and floods caused by an act of man, which would include the levee breaches following Katrina's landfall.
To learn more about the documentaries, "The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man," and "Buffalo Creek Revisited," visit www.
Spores, Plagues, and History: The Story of Anthrax provides a well-researched, historical perspective on the origin and use not only of anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) but other biological pathogens that have afflicted humans and animals over the centuries, both as an act of nature and as a deliberate act of man.