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SYMBOL. A sign; a token; a representation of one thing by another.
     2. A symbolical delivery is equivalent, in many cases, in its legal effects, to actual delivery; as, for example, the delivery of the keys of a warehouse in which goods are deposited, is a delivery sufficient to transfer the property. 1 Atk. 171; 5 John. 335; 2 T. R. 462; 7 T. R. 71; 2 Campb. 243; 1 East, R. 194; 3 Caines, 182; 1 Esp. 598; 3 B. & C. 423.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The phallic symbol was replaced by Catholic saints Santa Clara and San Pascual Baylon and Our Lady of Salambao when Spanish priests established the Obando church in April 29, 1754.
Don't know about anyone else but it was pretty obvious to me that the "mysterious double disc joined by two lines" was a phallic symbol.
Academics, often earnestly seizing upon the Alice books as a coat-hanger for their own fantasies, have variously interpreted Carroll's representation of Alice Liddell as pastoral swain and phallic symbol, as Jungian anima and the first acid-head in children's literature; have laid bare the books themselves as allegories of philosophical systems and Darwinian evolution, of the Oxford Movement and Victorian toilet training."
In the final task, Ambrose won over architects and property experts with his design for a new building on London's South Bank, although some said it looked like a flaccid-looking phallic symbol.
James May, magazine contributing editor and TV presenter, said: "Every psychologist in the world has some hackneyed theory on the relationship between sexuality and cars - that the E-type Jaguar is really just a phallic symbol, or that the Nissan Micra is modelled on a lady's bottom.
"Governor Pataki took all of his legacy and put it into a tall phallic symbol that will be outbuilt by the Chinese before it ever gets built anyway," Swig said of the Freedom Tower during his speech before the ABO on March 16.
Hitchcock said he included the tower in the film as a phallic symbol! The Palace of the Legion of Honor (below), in Lincoln Park, entrance at 34th Avenue and Clement Street, is where Hitchcock spent a week filming this brief scene just to get the lighting right.
In that supreme Sixties silliness, The Sacred Mushroom And The Cross, John Allegro alleged that the crucifixion was merely a phallic symbol used by his supposed mushroom cultists--more an Allegro phallusy than Christian fallacy, I fancy.
Nor was Daniel Sumegi's Klingsor helped when, in the opening moments of Act II, he was discovered in silhouette, equipped with the unmistakable phallic symbol of a huge spear.
(15.) This was also, of course, an undeniably male, phallic symbol.
I will cut the brakes on his souped-up phallic symbol!'
But Cameron's engrossed in a phallic symbol of power so prioritised that it is a radioactive folly over the sunken ships, scrapped aircraft and sacked soldiers of a previous defence review.