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delay. In Scots law it is argued that delay, even a delay short of any prescriptive or limitation period, might bar a right.
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MORA, In civil law. This term, in mora, is used to denote that a party to a contract, who is obliged to do anything, has neglected to perform it, and is in default. Story on Bailm. Sec. 123, 259; Jones on Bailm. 70; Poth. Pret a Usage, c. 2, Sec. 2, art. 2, n. 60; Encyclopedie, mot Demeure; Broderode, mot Mora.

MORA, estates. A moor, barren or unprofitable ground; marsh; a heath. 1 Inst. 5; Fleta, lib. 2, c. 71.

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Wesley Moraes " But former Villa favourite Lee Hendrie has questioned the club's decision to only sign one new striker this summer.
Eustaquio already held championship gold when he beat Moraes in June of 2018 but Kingad has yet to get a title under his name.
Moraes has joined Villa amid plenty of expectation on his shoulders but team-mate Hause, regularly tasked with taking on the 22-year-old in training, reckons he has the ability to shine in the top flight.
Moraes faced Leicester City in a Champions League group stage match in November 2016.
Moving for Moraes, who scored 17 goals in 48 appearances for Brugge last season, signals Villa's intent following promotion back to the Premier League.
The Magpies had watched Moraes on several occasions and were in pole position to sign him.
Italian giants Lazio were the other club strongly linked with Moraes but his preference was always to play in the Premier League - and it is Villa who have won the race for the player who scored 17 goals in Belgium last season.
But Moraes' representative says that any move to Tyneside is mothballed until the protracted talks to tie down Benitez to a new deal are concluded.
Asked where his future will be, Moraes said: "I do not know yet, I have a preference for the Premier League, but we will see what happens."
An original and charmingly entertaining picture book boy the team of author Ana De Moraes and illustrator Thiago De Moraes, "The Night Bear" is an especially recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children ages 5-6.