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PIGNORIS CAPIO, ROM. civil law. The name given to one of the legis actiones of the Roman law. It consisted chiefly in the taking. of a pledge, and was in fact a mode of execution. It was confined to special cases determined by positive law or by custom, such as taxes, duties, rents, &c., and is comparable in some respects to distresses at common law. The proceeding took place in the presence of a praetor.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A type of non-volatile memory where the contents can be rewritten electrically.
Masao Taguchi, general manager of Fujitsu's System Memory Division, added, "The combination of Fujitsu and AMD's leading-edge non-volatile memory technology and Saifun's innovative NROM technologies will cement the companies' market leadership position in non-volatile memory."
A message authentication tag for a bootloader or software image of a particular customer is stored with the HIS IP of Intrinsic-ID, without the need for embedded non-volatile memory.
The device holds 131,071 readings per channel, and the non-volatile memory will retain recorded data, even if a battery becomes discharged.
"This is the most significant non-volatile memory advancement in 40 years," said Ed Doller, chief technology officer-designate of Numonyx, the new name for the pending STMicroelectronics and Intel flash-memory company.
[2] Non-volatile memory: Memory that retains data even after power is turned off.
The FM22L16 is organised as a 256K x 16 non-volatile memory, accessed with an industry-standard parallel interface.Access time is 55 nanoseconds with 110 nanoseconds cycle time.The device reads and writes at bus speed for NoDelay writes with endurance of at least 1e14 (100tn) writes and 10-year data retention, the company claims.
Chart data is stored in non-volatile memory with a built in real-time clock in order to monitor input data vs.
DiskOnChip-based MCP will provide stacked dies of non-volatile memory (NVM) and volatile memory components, including M-Systems' Mobile DiskOnChip, NOR Flash, SRAM and SDRAM or PSRAM.
It sells its standard logic, analog and mixed signal, non-volatile memory and discrete power and signal technology chips across the board in products from personal computers to cellular phones.
Up to 99 testing profiles can be stored in non-volatile memory to ensure exact repeatability.

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