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ADDRESS, chan. plead. That part of a bill which contains the appropriate and technical description of the court where the plaintiff seeks his remedy. Coop. Eq. Pl. 8; Bart. Suit in Eq. Story, Eq. Pl. Sec. 26 Van Hey. Eq. Draft. 2.

ADDRESS, legislation. In Pennsylvania it is a resolution of both, branches of the legislature, two-thirds of each house concurring, requesting the governor to remove a judge from office. The constitution of that state, art. 5, s. 2, directs that "for any reasonable cause, which shall not be, ground for impeachment, the governor may remove any of them [the judges], on the address of two-third's of each branch of the legislature." The mode of removal by address is unknown to the constitution of the, United States, but it is recognized in several of the states. In some of the state constitutions the language is imperative; the governor when thus addressed shall remove; in others it is left to his discretion, he may remove. The relative proportion of each house that must join in the address, varies also in different states. In some a bare majority is sufficient; in others, two- thirds are requisite; and in others three-fourths. 1 Journ. of Law, 154.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The Semantic Differential Technique (SDT) was used to design a booklet, to be completed by each respondent, that contained five forms of address (Ms./Mr., Dr., Professor, Dean, and last name only), one at the top of each page, followed by 15 bipolar scales.
The first set of scales served to generate a significant, statistical difference among forms of address, relative to student perceptions of faculty as likable or friendly.
The second set of scales also served to produce a significant, statistical difference among forms of address, relative to student perceptions of faculty as powerful or competent.
It is obvious that the relationships as described with respect to politeness are likely to be distinctly reflected in the use of forms of address and will be taken into consideration in the analysis of the significance of Shakespeare's use of address further.
The norm encompasses the right ways of using forms of address, which include titles, against the wrong ways of their use.
Although the major historical dictionaries refer to Shakespeare for the use of the forms of address, the author of the present paper will use the dictionary data as that coming from an established source.
Forms of address are best understood by examining dyadic interaction--that is, by noting the address forms exchanged between any given pair of individuals.
All individuals are made equal members of a team by virtue of norms governing forms of address.
It can, however, serve to eliminate the social uncertainties associated with forms of address and can help establish the more collegial, positive, interpersonal relations that are valued by most contemporary work organizations.