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BOOK. A general name given to every literary composition which is printed; but appropriately to a printed composition bound in a volume.
     2. The copyright, (q. v.) or exclusive right to print and publish a book, may be secured to the author and his assigns for the term of twenty- eight years; and, if the author be living, and a citizen of the United States, or resident therein, the same right shall be continued to him for the further term of fourteen years, by complying with the conditions of the act of Congress; one of which is, that he shall, within three months after publication, deliver, or cause to be delivered, a copy of the same to the clerk of the said district. Act of February 3, 1831. 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2223.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The booklet also lamented over military officials being fascinated with various types of fortune telling, which the Communist state forbids.
There is no limit on the number of booklets ordered per household.
Molly Understands is written from the perspective of those who are closest to Alex, the booklet's central character, including the thoughts of Molly, Alex's dog, who also has autistic traits herself.
He said that the material in the booklet was made by concerted efforts of educationists, psychologists and clerics while their reservations about the topic were also taken into consideration.
"Some news reports carry an assertion that the booklet puts forward the 'prescription' that 'pregnant women in India' should 'say no to sex after conception'.
Remarking on the booklet's launch, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: "By issuing this booklet, we aim to build bridges of trust with our stakeholders [through] continuous development, according to the latest international standards of safety and security in the workplace.
The aim to publish the booklet is to facilitate and aware people to follow Islamic standards while performing Sunat-e-Ibrahimi on Eid.
Councillor Ken James said: "The Choose the High Street campaign is all about encouraging people to support their local retailers, and this festive voucher booklet is a great incentive for shoppers to support local businesses and take advantage of some excellent moneysaving deals in the run-up to Christmas."
The production of the booklet has been long in the making, and it was released at the beginning of the school year.
With operation speed up to 65m/min, the ROTOCONTROL BL-series high-speed booklet machine is a modular solution for booklet labels, coupon labels and label-on-label processing with various sizes and formats, and is designed with larger idler rollers and a straight and extremely short web path between the units to dramatically reduce waste.
Any department or institution, be it public or private, would rather refrain from buying and then gifting these discount voucher booklets to its staff, scholars affirmed.
"The booklet is unique as it helps navigate a variety of Q & A initiatives and tools in a user-friendly and practical manner" mentioned Shama Mall, Deputy Director CWS-P/A in her opening speech.