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(News), noun account, advice, bulletin, communication, dispatch, information, intelligence, mention, message, report, statement

word

(Promise), noun affirmation, agreement, averment, avouchment, avowal, declaration, pledge, profession, solemn declaration, statement, undertaking, vow, warrant

word

(Term), noun adage, antonym, argument, coined word, colloquy, command, contention, dialogue, discourse, expression, homonym, maxim, mot, motto, observation, palaver, parlay, part of speech, phrase, proverb, remark, saying, statement, utterance, verbalism
Associated concepts: actionable words, words of art, words of limitation
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WORD, construction. One or more syllables which when united convey an idea a single part of speech.
     2. Words are to be understood in a proper or figurative sense, and they are used both ways in law. They are also used in a technical sense. It is a general rule that contracts and wills shall be construed as the parties understood them; every person, however, is presumed to understand the force of the words be uses, and therefore technical words must be taken according to their legal import, even in wills, unless the testator manifests a clear intention to the contrary. 1 Bro. C. C. 33; 3 Bro. C. C. 234; 5 Ves. 401 8 Ves. 306.
     3. Every one is required to use words in the sense they are generally understood, for, as speech has been given to man to be a sign of his thoughts, for the purpose of communicating them to others, he is bound in treating with them, to use such words or signs in the sense sanctioned by usage, that is, in the sense in which they themselves understand them, or else he deceives them. Heinnec. Praelect. in Puffendorff, lib. 1, cap. 17, Sec. 2 Heinnec. de Jure Nat. lib. 1, Sec. 197; Wolff, lust. Jur. Nat. Sec. 7981.
     4. Formerly, indeed, in cases of slander, the defamatory words received the mildest interpretation of which they were susceptible, and some ludicrous decisions were the consequence. It was gravely decided, that to say of a merchant, "he is a base broken rascal, has broken twice, and I will make him break a third time," that no action could be maintained, because it might be intended that he had a hernia: ne poet dar porter action, car poet estre intend de burstness de belly. Latch, 104. But now they are understood in their usual signification. Comb. 37; Ham. N. P. 282. Vide Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; Construction; Interpretation.

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Good Word Society Chairman Hassan Buhazaa addressed the ceremony extending condolences to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and the Saudi people on the sad demise of late King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
Hassan Bu Hazza, the Good Word Society Board Chairman, thanked Shaikh Isa for his relentless efforts to develop the society's activities, pointing out that the meeting brought under the spotlight the society's present and future programmes.
14 -- (BNA): The Good Word Society (GWS) organises the fourth annual Kids Springtime Forum2014 with participation of children in the age group 10-12 under the auspices of the Society's Honorary President His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa under the motto: (By playing.
But after returning to the Highlands and a good word from Duncan Shearer, Jones is thriving at champions Clach, who can go top today with a home win over strugglers ROTHES.
Barry considered all of that and joked, ``Why don't you put in a good word for me?
Manama, November 15th (BNA) --The Good Word Society announced the participation of volunteers from Europe, Asia and Africa in its International youth volunteering programme for heritage revival at Bahrain Fort, which is organised by the Society in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and UNESCO's World Heritage Programme, starting tomorrow Saturday till November 21st 2013.
It seems few people have a good word to say about them - in fact 83 per cent say they regularly have to resend faxes because they fail to get through.
Lowell Morse, President, added, "These are just the early dividends from our non-stop effort to get out the good word about Ice Ban and our leadership position in the environmentally friendly snow and ice control business.
The event is being held under the patronage of Good Word Society Honorary President His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa.
You'll have plenty of opportunity when the commissioner - the same one who will be making the final decision on your contract bid or can put in a good word for you with the mayor - calls looking for a donation.
Your columnist never has a good word to say about our PM and regularly pours scorn on all of the good work Mr Blair has done since becoming leader.
The award-distribution ceremony will be organised by the Good Word Society, in cooperation with the Arab Union for Voluntary Work, on September 15 in which the Arab Voluntary Work Day.