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DEMONSTRATION. Whatever is said or written to designate a thing or person. For example, a gift of so much money, with a fund particularly referred to for its payment, so that if the fund be not the testator's property at his death, the legacy will fail; this is called a demonstrative legacy. 4 Ves. 751; Lownd. Leg. 85; Swinb. 485.
     2. A legacy given to James, who married my cousin, is demonstrative; these expressions present the idea of a demonstration; there are many James, but only one who married my cousin. Vide Ayl. Pand. 130; Dig. 12, 1, 6; Id. 35, 1, 34 Inst. 2, 20, 30.
     3. By demonstration is also understood that proof which excludes all possibility of error; for example, mathematical deductions.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Alchemy Tried in the Fire breaks down the traditional view of a chemical revolution in which alchemy is separate from the development of modern chemistry with Robert Boyle viewed as the "father of chemistry." While this study demonstrates far more continuity in the practice of experimentation than the traditional view allows, it is also careful to notice the profound differences between early modern "chymistry" and alchemy (disciplines that are not clearly distinguishable in the seventeenth century) and modern chemistry.
This makes it easier and more straightforward to demonstrate compliance, and encourages more efficient common controls.
Now we need to help the rest of the world to understand that adults need to teach and demonstrate these values to children and youth.
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With freedom under attack, we must demonstrate our resolve to do as much as we can to advance its cause.