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INGRATITUDE. The forgetfulness of a kindness or benefit.
    2. In the civil law, ingratitude on the part of a legatee, was sufficient to defeat a legacy in his favour. In Louisiana, donations inter vivos are liable to be revoked or dissolved on account of the ingratitude of the donee; but the revocation on this account can, take place only, in the three following cases: 1. if the donee has attempted to take the life of the donor. 2. If he has been guilty towards him of cruel treatment, crimes or grievous injuries. 3. If he has refused him food when in distress. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 1546, 1547; Poth. Donations Entrevifs, s. 3, art. 1, Sec. 1. There are no such rules in the common law. Ingratitude is not punishable by law.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There is a broader ingratitude that is more complex and relevant to our current political life.
You are looking for those places in your day where you most came alive or felt drained of life, moments where you were filled with gratitude or curdled with ingratitude.
Mr Wyatt need not have fears that his failure to secure the candidature at Ladywood or All Saints is a reflection of ingratitude on the part of his constituents.
Lasley could've commented on the ingratitude shown by those who booed a team who've punched well above their weight all season long.
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We also emphasize the fact that, according to Article 1021 Civil Code, the revocations for ingratitude and for the non-fulfillment of a charge do not lawfully operate, and consequently they should be settled by the court of justice.
demonstrated "greed and ingratitude" when it divided the story.
However, the Weinsteins filing said in the filing that this case is about greed and ingratitude.
Anastasiades said it would constitute unforgivable ingratitude if he did not express in public everything he owed Clerides, his political father.
Sheikh Mohammed Taha Ahamdon Imam and preacher of Fri- unified Prayers which held under the slogan / to burn demands / which held in Alhaq Square in Samarra, with the participation of hundreds of thousands of people of Samarra: "After months of demonstration and sit-ins our legitimated demands , have not touched but vain promises by Maliki only and ingratitude and procrastination and denial of rights, and that there is no hope for Iraq In the light of this regime , we have decided today to burn demands./End
Ali Amine recut une lettre d'une mere se plaignant du mauvais comportement de ses enfants et souffrant a cause de leur ingratitude envers elle.