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ALTERNAT. The name of a usage among diplomatists by which the rank and places of different powers, who have the same rights and pretensions to precedence, are changed from time to time, either in a certain regular order, or one determined by lot. In drawing up treaties and conventions, for example, it is the usage of certain powers to alternate, both in the preamble and the signatures, so that each power occupies, in the copy intended to be delivered to it, the first place. Wheat. Intern. Law, pt. 2, c. 3, Sec. 4..

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Trim levels were made up of Expression, Dynamique and top-spec GT Line, while Renaultsport produced 200 Cup and 200 three-door hot hatches for those who looked for a more sporty alternat ive.
"He's a rider from the modern era and if I'm not sure what to do with a change on the bikes he will always come up with an alternat ive.
alternat admitt conc suf r The second half of the race became a thrilling dogfight between Hamilton and Vettel.
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"Acupuncture's Effects in Treating the Sequelae of Acute and Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries: A Review of Allopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine Literature." Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2009 [Epub ahead of print].
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ALTERNAT IVES - the appeal of the hybrid and fuel-efficient models is growing fast
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Alternat ively, "depending on her awareness of racism and the strength of preexisting efficacy in the particular performance area, she might be able to correctly attribute the differential performance feedback to bias and an inequitable reward system" (Hackett & Byars, 1996, p.
As Deputy Prime Minister Mr John Prescott warns that the Government's plans will mean raising more cash from the motorist, company cars for employees are still an important benefit package but only 13 per cent of companies offer employees a cash alternat ive, says a survey of more than 250 UK firms.