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TO LIE. That which is proper, is fit; as, an action on the case lies for an injury committed without force; corporeal hereditaments lie in livery, that is, they pass by livery; incorporeal hereditaments lie in grant, that is, pass by the force of the grant, and without any livery. Vide Lying in grant.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It also gives the lie to the gloom merchants who have been bleating that the Scottish Executive's jobs strategy has gone into freefall.
The opening of the Storehouse hopefully gives the lie to that.
Sam Butler, chairman of the Country-side Alliance's hunting task force and master of the War-wickshire Hunt, said: "These new findings from research carried out by two reputable organisations clearly endorses our own contention that rural people support the practice of hunting and gives the lie to the assertion that there is any majority support for a ban on hunting."
Like Castaneda's, this work gives the lie to the regnant free-marketeers in Washington.
Sir, - The fact that you published the letter from Hazrat Islam (Post, March 20) with its blatant anti-Israel and anti-Jewish content gives the lie to his assertion that you are biased in Israel's favour.
This is the reasoning on which both Parliament and the Welsh Assembly continue torely and which gives the lie to the recent Human Rights Act.
"It is a fact they have refused to co-operate all along which gives the lie to their claims that they are not intent on violence or destruction."
Nearly one in four executives failed to take home a bonus this year, which, Hay claims, gives the lie to the trade union view that directors are overpaid.
'The Jewellery Quarter stands as a testimony to the durability of historic neighbourhoods, and gives the lie to those who would believe that such traditional industries have no place in a modern city.