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BOOTY, war. The capture of personal property by a public enemy on land, in contradistinction to prize, which is a capture of such property by such an enemy, on the sea.
     2. After booty has been in complete possession of the enemy for twenty- four hours, it becomes absolutely his, without any right of postliminy in favor of the original owner, particularly when it has passed, bona fide, into the hands of a neutral. 1 Kent, Com. 110.
     3. The right to the booty, Pothier says, belongs to the sovereign but sometimes the right of the sovereign, or the public, is transferred to the soldiers, to encourage them. Tr. du Droit de Propriete, part 1, c. 2, art. 1, Sec. 2; Burl. Nat. and Pol. Law, vol. ii. part 4, o. 7, n. 12.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Furthermore, Boody was dubbed the desert storm for his one of kind abilities in wrestling which was not met by any of the Middle East's wrestlers.
Shortly after I was elected to Gateshead Council in 1991, in an old book belonging to my parents I came across a phrase that has stuck with me: "Gateshead Council's gone to pot, like little bits of boody".
"Once we demonstrated that if we retained just one student into the next semester the program would pay for itself, we received approval," Boody says.
The Boody School, where five out of six students qualify to receive a free or reduced-price lunch, has adopted a blended learning approach to math that combines small group lessons, one-on-one teaching, learning using software and online tutoring in the same classroom at the same time.
A case in point is the fact that only two studies in the past decade, one by Wolffe and colleagues (2002) and the other by Rule, Stefanich, Boody, and Peiffer (2011), examined the role of teachers of students with visual impairments in delivering services to their students.
And, not to be outdone by his teachers, J R tries (unsuccessfully) to convince Bast to marry Boody Selk, Zona's spoiled daughter, for her holdings in a merger-marriage that would ironically wed J R's Family of Companies to Typhon International (657).
2002 Two brawling policemen traded blows with Asian taxi drivers in a boody street fight which cost them their jobs.
The court heard that speaking to an associate called Daniel Craig, he said: "If I end up getting guilty lad then I've got no pull lad and none of our firm have pull lad, you know she's in Boody (nickname for a road) lad, you know what I mean."
Brooks commissioned the college's award-winning Taylor and Boody Organ, designed in the tradition of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and north German organs, which was completed and dedicated in St.