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CROSS. contracts. A mark made by persons who are unable to write, instead of their names.
     2. When properly attested, and proved to have been made by the party whose name is written with the mark, it is generally admitted as evidence of the party's signature.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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One element in The Hateful Eight, however, surprises: the curious use of the crucifix (and other Christian imagery).
Retired pilot Ben Hur Gomez won't call his house a museum, although it has been home to a collection of crucifixes, onyx stones, brass sculptures, wines and liquor, crystal glasses, miniature animal figurines and chopsticks holders.
Mokichi explains that this crucifix is the only religious image they had until he and Garupe came.
For me, my crucifix is simply about my faith nothing else.
Exeter Crown Court heard he leapt off and broke a crucifix before fleeing.
In its response, the Presbytery of Montreal encouraged the government to remove the crucifix saying "the presence of this crucifix gives the impression that the National Assembly grants fealty to the crucified Jesus and to the church that would honour and follow him."
On 1 October, members of the utterly ridiculous international feminist group Femen disrupted the Quebec legislature, protesting the crucifix that hangs in the National Assembly.
The star also wore jewellerystudded oversized crucifix earrings paired with a huge crucifix belt on a chain.
Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith, chairman of the Commons Justice Select Committee, said many Christians felt they had to keep their faith "under wraps" when it came to wearing crucifix's or other symbols.
While I'm fully aware of what the cross means to those that choose to wear it, I've often wondered if Christians ever stop to think of what very young children must think when they view a crucifix.
DIVINE intervention was at work when poorly kitten Lydia survived her encounter with a crucifix.