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DEMONSTRATION. Whatever is said or written to designate a thing or person. For example, a gift of so much money, with a fund particularly referred to for its payment, so that if the fund be not the testator's property at his death, the legacy will fail; this is called a demonstrative legacy. 4 Ves. 751; Lownd. Leg. 85; Swinb. 485.
     2. A legacy given to James, who married my cousin, is demonstrative; these expressions present the idea of a demonstration; there are many James, but only one who married my cousin. Vide Ayl. Pand. 130; Dig. 12, 1, 6; Id. 35, 1, 34 Inst. 2, 20, 30.
     3. By demonstration is also understood that proof which excludes all possibility of error; for example, mathematical deductions.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The long chains of simple and easy reasonings by means of which geometers are accustomed to reach the conclusions of their most difficult demonstrations, had led me to imagine that all things, to the knowledge of which man is competent, are mutually connected in the same way, and that there is nothing so far removed from us as to be beyond our reach, or so hidden that we cannot discover it, provided only we abstain from accepting the false for the true, and always preserve in our thoughts the order necessary for the deduction of one truth from another.
"If any one of these men, or all of these men, were disposed to spare him--which is a large supposition; for what is his life, or any man's to them!--I doubt if they durst spare him after the demonstration in the court."
Nothing now in Mrs Verloc's appearance could lead one to suppose that she was capable of a passionate demonstration.
It would be better to avoid it by omitting all mention of my Revelation, and by proceeding on the path of Demonstration -- which after all, seemed so simple and so conclusive that nothing would be lost by discarding the former means.
For so much was then subject to demonstration, that the globe of the earth had great parts beyond the Atlantic, which mought be probably conceived not to be all sea: and adding thereto the tradition in Plato's Timaeus, and his Atlanticus, it mought encourage one to turn it to a prediction.
I had so perfectly expected that the return of my pupils would be marked by a demonstration that I was freshly upset at having to take into account that they were dumb about my absence.
The demonstration is the latest in a series, with similar demonstrations taking place in Manchester and Birmingham in the last week.
In orders directed to Ministry of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, Justice James Makau also ordered the formulation of a Code of Conduct for convenors of demonstrations.
People in 30 countries around the world have organized demonstrations to mark Al-Quds Day, the last Friday of each Ramadan.
Large crowds of political and civil activists hold demonstrations outside the British parliament Photo Feature by Marwan Boltrosh LONDON, March 29 (KUNA) -- Large crowds of political and civil activists continue holding demonstrations outside the British parliament in the heart of London.
Najaf / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / - The Leader of the Sadrist Movement Moqtada al-Sadr called on demonstrators in the Kurdistan region and in Nahrawan in the capital Baghdad, to "maintain peaceful demonstrations and public and not private demand." "We hope that they will maintain the peaceful demonstration, and that their demands are general and not special," Al-Sadr said in a commentary on the demonstrations in the region.