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word

(News), noun account, advice, bulletin, communication, dispatch, information, intelligence, mention, message, report, statement

word

(Promise), noun affirmation, agreement, averment, avouchment, avowal, declaration, pledge, profession, solemn declaration, statement, undertaking, vow, warrant

word

(Term), noun adage, antonym, argument, coined word, colloquy, command, contention, dialogue, discourse, expression, homonym, maxim, mot, motto, observation, palaver, parlay, part of speech, phrase, proverb, remark, saying, statement, utterance, verbalism
Associated concepts: actionable words, words of art, words of limitation
See also: canon, declaration, disclosure, expression, intelligence, news, phrase, pledge, profession, promise, remark, term, undertaking, vow

WORD, construction. One or more syllables which when united convey an idea a single part of speech.
     2. Words are to be understood in a proper or figurative sense, and they are used both ways in law. They are also used in a technical sense. It is a general rule that contracts and wills shall be construed as the parties understood them; every person, however, is presumed to understand the force of the words be uses, and therefore technical words must be taken according to their legal import, even in wills, unless the testator manifests a clear intention to the contrary. 1 Bro. C. C. 33; 3 Bro. C. C. 234; 5 Ves. 401 8 Ves. 306.
     3. Every one is required to use words in the sense they are generally understood, for, as speech has been given to man to be a sign of his thoughts, for the purpose of communicating them to others, he is bound in treating with them, to use such words or signs in the sense sanctioned by usage, that is, in the sense in which they themselves understand them, or else he deceives them. Heinnec. Praelect. in Puffendorff, lib. 1, cap. 17, Sec. 2 Heinnec. de Jure Nat. lib. 1, Sec. 197; Wolff, lust. Jur. Nat. Sec. 7981.
     4. Formerly, indeed, in cases of slander, the defamatory words received the mildest interpretation of which they were susceptible, and some ludicrous decisions were the consequence. It was gravely decided, that to say of a merchant, "he is a base broken rascal, has broken twice, and I will make him break a third time," that no action could be maintained, because it might be intended that he had a hernia: ne poet dar porter action, car poet estre intend de burstness de belly. Latch, 104. But now they are understood in their usual signification. Comb. 37; Ham. N. P. 282. Vide Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; Construction; Interpretation.

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Translation" had helped Musin-Pushkin and his friends grasp the meaning of Slovo o polku Igoreve, and the 20th-century analyses of its origins attributed key importance to the practice of translation.
Slovo knew exactly when that was: "Ali triumphs after three and a half years of being banned," she says.
Based on stories told by people who knew them, this book recounts the work of Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the war against apartheid in South Africa.
aThere are allegations that (protesters) have abused the child after giving her alcohol,a the spokesperson, Lyuba Spirieva, has told Offnews, citing the Svobodno Slovo article.
The British-born Frears and Slovo, a native of South Africa, had to become familiar with details of the Ali case.
Nezbyva nez doufat, ze se ji dostane patricne pozornosti predevsim u te casti predpokladaneho spektra ctenaru, ktera ma rozhodujici slovo pri tvorbe vojenskych koncepci ve vztahu k budoucimu pouziti sil.
This is because Gaddafi's Libya made the determination that the ANC was little more than an instrument of Zionist Israel because we had among our leaders such outstanding patriots as the late [Jewish South African Communist leader] Joe Slovo.
An open letter urging the Government to leave the PLR alone appeared last year in a national newspaper by leading authors Joanna Trollope, Andrew Motion, Lisa Appignanesi, Monica Ali, Antonia Fraser, Natalie Haynes, Michael Holroyd, Deborah Moggach and Gillian Slovo.
Gillian Slovo, the South Africa-born novelist, will talk about her latest, an historical epic called An Honourable Man, at Durham Town Hall on October 26.
Et topo (Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy), 2011, Reino Unido, Francia y Alemania / Direccion: Tomas Alfredson / Interpretes: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Graham, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, David Dencik / Guion: Bridget O'Connor y Peter Straughan; basado en la novela homonima de John le Carre/ Produccion: Tiro Bevan, Eric Fellner y Robyn Slovo / Musica: Alberto Iglesias / Drama, 127 minutos.
La representante en Inglaterra, la escritora sudafricana Gillian Slovo, volvio a Mexico en abril para participar en el Festival de Poesia y Prosa, y expreso: "Creo que es responsabilidad de todos nosotros, incluso los que no somos mexicanos, hablar de esto", en concordancia con Ralston, quien via telefonica senala ahora que el PEN Club "denunciara en todo el mundo las circunstancias de violencia en que viven los periodistas mexicanos".
Neither does it consider conflicts related to the Joe Slovo informal settlement and their relocation to Delft, issues which have been critically assessed by others (DAG 2007, COHRE 2009).