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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.

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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.
Similar huge demonstrations materialized in Los Angeles and New York, and many smaller rallies and marches--ranging in size from hundreds of participants to tens of thousands--took place in dozens of American communities.
These requirements to varying degrees have been met by two material systems used in recent demonstrations of perpendicular recording, CoCrPt alloys and Co/Pd (Co/Pt) multi-layers (see Figure 2).
We intend to use and appraise the InTether Server in future demonstrations," Cooper went on to state.
involved in the demonstrations and by the panelists themselves.
Many shows also are increasing their livestock demonstrations and exhibit areas because of the upswing in the livestock industry.
The gates open at noon today, with demonstrations beginning at 1 p.
The reason is quite simple: Incorrect demonstrations can be extremely harmful.

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