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LIEGE, from the Latin, ligare, to bind. The bond subsisting between the subject and chief, or lord and vassal, binding the one to protection and just government, the other to tribute and due subjection. The prince or chief is called liege lord; the subjects liege men. The word is now applied as if the liegance or bond were only to attach the people to the prince. Stat. 8 Hen. VI. c. 10; 14 Hen. VIII. c. 2; 1 Bl. Com. 367.

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Luik makes fun of the clumsy Estonians in contrast with elite Europeans.
Dr Luik, a senior fellow at the Democracy Institute, said: "There are substantial and well-evidenced doubts as to whether childhood obesity is a significant problem, whether in terms of numbers, risk to health either in childhood or adulthood, or in terms of reduced life expectancy.
He turned back to Luik, however, to prepare a course on scholastic theology that he would lecture on at the Jesuit College of Leuven for the next fifteen years.
UEFA official Margus Luik said: "The pitch is playable but it will be wet and muddy.
The data presented at AHA reinforce the clinical evidence on the use of idarucizumab in treating PRADAXA patients in emergency or urgent settings where reversal of anticoagulation is needed," said Sabine Luik, MD, senior vice president, Medicine & Regulatory Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim.
aastal rutmilise voimlemise ja kunsttantsu viljelemise osakonnana loodud, ent liikmete vahesuse tottu likvideeritud ning hiljem rutmikaringiks nimetatud Rudolf von Labani meetodi opetustel baseeruv osakond, mida juhatas Tartu Vanemuises ja Valga Sades tootanud Veronika Luik.
Dr John Luik and Professor Patrick Basham, of the Washington DC-based Democracy Institute, have accused English Health Secretary Alan Johnson of "scaremongering".
And both Will Verboven (page 36) and John Luik (page 39) unmask cute examples of collective insanity in the pursuit of safety.
Kinneman took a header from Aivi Luik and scored the game winner from six yards out.