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Anything by which the memory of a person, thing, idea, art, science or event is preserved or perpetuated. A tomb where a dead body has been deposited.

In real-property law and surveying, visible marks or indications left on natural or other objects indicating the lines and boundaries of a survey. Any physical object on the ground that helps to establish the location of a boundary line called for; it may be either natural (e.g., trees, rivers, and other land features) or artificial (e.g., fences, stones, stakes, or the like placed by human hands).

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n. 1) an established landmark which a surveyor uses as part of a legal description of real property. 2) a building or other structure of historic importance, which may be recognized formally and marked by federal, state or local agencies, and therefore may not be torn down or substantially altered.

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MONUMENT. A thing intended to transmit to posterity the memory of some one; it is used, also, to signify a tomb where a dead body has been deposited. In this sense it differs from a cenotaph, which is at empty tomb. Dig. 11, 7, 2, 6; Id. 11, 7, 2, 42.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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* Chapter 6 of Planning Policy Wales, Edition 7 July 2014 which stated that the desirability of preserving an ancient monument and its setting was a material consideration in determining a planning application, whether that monument was scheduled or unscheduled.
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The result is that we now have a comprehensive resource describing 211 military monuments around Manitoba.
As a result, by 1848 they had raised only $87,000, which allowed construction to begin, but by 1854 funds had run out and construction was halted.Thus by 1861, when the Civil War began, the Washington Monument was a mere stump -- just 152 feet high -- sitting in the middle of a cow pasture located west of what is now the National Mall.
He said this while instructing the officials concerned about the maintenance and beautification of the monuments located at the Kala Board and Malir-15 at the main National Highway.
"I am happy that the Moscow Library of Foreign Literature now has a monument of the "Patriarch of Bulgarian literature," Bulgaria's top diplomat stated.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, several Turkmen officials, foreign diplomats and Turkish citizens were among those who attended the inauguration of the monument built by Turkey's Polimeks company.

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