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PREVENTION, civil and French law. The right of a judge to take cognizance of an action over which he has concurrent jurisdiction with another judge.
     2. In Pennsylvania it has been ruled that a justice of the peace cannot take cognizance of a cause which has been previously decided by another justice. 2 Dall. 77; Id. 114.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Prevention is better than cure. By learning and participating, we can show our resolve that genocide is eradicated from human lives.
Doctors often tell us that prevention is better than cure but if prevention doesn't work - and in the absence of cure - containment is the best we can hope for
He said, 'I am a firm believer in the old adage that prevention is better than cure, and regular, light exercise can make a real difference to older people's health and well-being.

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