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in Scots practice
1 the date fixed by a court for hearing a case.
2 a single session of a court.
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DIET. An assembly held by persons having authority to manage the public affairs of the nation. In Germany, such assemblies are known by this name:

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The HCG Diet is a very low calorie diet combined with the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (HCG) hormone.
But Professor Iain Broom, of Robert Gordon's University in Aberdeen, said: "A Very Low Calorie Diet - VLCD - used under medical supervision is a safe and effective way for the obese person to lose weight."
The painstaking research has revealed that a very low calorie diet (30 percent less than normal) prompts two genes to "silence" or shut down other genes in yeast cells, extending the life span of the organism.

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