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AS. A word purely Latin. It has two significations. First, it signifies weight, and in this sense, the Roman as, is the same thing as the Roman pound, which was composed of twelve ounces. It was divided also into many other parts (as may be seen in the law, Servum de hoeredibus, Inst. Lib. xiii. Pandect,) viz. uncia, 1 ounce; sextans, 2 ounces; quodrans, 3 ounces; triens, 4 ounces quincunx, 5 ounces; semis, 6 ounces; septunx, 7 ounces; bes, 8 ounces, dodrans, 9 ounces; dextans, 10 ounces; deunx, 11 ounces.
     2. From this primitive and proper sense of the word another was derived: that namely of the totality of a thing, Solidum quid. Thus as signified the whole of an inheritance, so that an heir ex asse, was an heir of the whole inheritance. An heir ex triente, ex semisse, ex besse, or ex deunce, was an heir of one-third, one-half, two-thirds, or eleven-twelfths.

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It was later uncovered that the insurance company, without the American Samoa government's knowledge, had switched a key form in the policy to delete coverage of damage from "wind-driven water.
Barbara Lawrence from Llanbedrog, near Pwllheli (pictured inset right) has told of her relief after her daughter Alice (left) survived the tsunami that hit Pago Pago in American Samoa.
In neighboring American Samoa at least 24 people were killed and 50 injured, American Samoa Governor Togiola Tulafono said from Hawaii, with the southern portion of the main Tutuila island "devastated".
Governor Togiola Tulafono said a member of his extended family was among the dead in American Samoa.
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Shortly after local radio tsunami warnings were issued in American and Western Samoa, waves started crashing into the capital of American Samoa, Pago Pago, and villages and resorts on the southern coasts of the tiny island nations, witnesses said.
The tremor happened 120 miles from the coast of American Samoa.
3, struck around dawn yesterday, about 120 miles (190km) from American Samoa, a US territory which is home to 65,000 people.
5 meters above normal sea level off American Samoa, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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Besides state Representatives, five additional members--from American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands--represent their constituencies (people represented) in the House.
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