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HOSTILITY. A state of open enmity; open war. Wolff, Dr. de la Rat. Sec. 1191. Hostility, as it regards individuals, may be permanent or temporary; it is permanent when the individual is a citizen or subject of the government at war, and temporary when he happens to be domiciliated or resident in the country of one of the belligerents; in this latter case the individual may throw off the national character he has thus acquired by residence, when he puts himself in motion, bona fide, to quit the country sine animo revertendi. 3 Rob. Adm. Rep. 12; 3 Wheat. R. 14.
     2. There may be a hostile character merely as to commercial purposes, and hostility may attach only to the person as a temporary enemy, or it may attach only to the property of a particular description. This hostile character in a commercial view, or one limited to certain intents and purposes only, will attach in, consequence of having possessions in the territory of the enemy, or by maintaining a commercial establishment there, or by a personal residence, or, by particular modes of traffic, as by sailing under the enemy's flag of passport. 9 Cranch, 191 5 Rob. Adm. Rep. 21, 161; 1 Kent Com. 73; Wesk. on Ins. h.t.; Chit. Law of Nat. Index, h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Through innovative technology and access to some of the most remote and hostile locations on the planet, Hostile Planet captures new behaviours as well as behaviours from new perspectives, including a snow-leopard-and-ibex tumble; a jaguar seizing a giant caiman; barnacle geese chicks base jumping from cliffs; and the first-ever filmed hunt where an Arctic wolf pursued a muskox.
"After an overview of the facts, we first explain that a jury could find that Roy's work environment was discriminatorily hostile. Having established this, we proceed to examine liability for each defendant.
Meanwhile, North Korea and South Korea have completely stopped "hostile acts" against each other, fulfilling a set of confidence-building measures in a comprehensive military agreement signed in September this year.
Hazara community posed full trust in Pakistan Army and pledged their support in defeating hostile agenda.
First, does an ostensibly neutral story shared via a partisan social media user produce hostile media effect?
While they are not in any way illegal immigrants, it seems that in some cases they have become victims of the "hostile environment" scheme designed to encourage people here illegally to go home.
But Mrs May pointed out that Labour had also talked about creating a hostile environment.
The situation is true, not only for overtly hostile environments such as for defense and public security, but also for covert commercial platforms handling private and sensitive information.
JEDDAH, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a UN report stressing that Iran's "hostile" interferences and its support for Houthis' terrorist militias with advanced missile capabilities threaten stability in the entire region.
A poll of 1,609 disabled adults in the UK found three in ten (30%) reported that they had experienced hostile behaviour motivated by their disability.
Rachael Caldwell from the EA's waste and enforcement department, said the environment that staff work in had become increasingly hostile as "more criminals have come into the waste industry".