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IDENTITY, evidence. Sameness.
     2. It is frequently necessary to identify persons and things. In criminal prosecutions, and in actions for torts and on contracts, it is required to be proved that the defendants have in criminal actions, and for injuries, been guilty of the crime or injury charged; and in an action on a contract, that the defendant was a party to it. Sometimes, too, a party who has been absent, and who appears to claim an inheritance, must prove his identity and, not unfrequently, the body of a person which has been found dead must be identified: cases occur when the body is much disfigured, and, at other times, there is nothing left but the skeleton. Cases of considerable difficulty arise, in consequence of the omission to take particular notice; 2 Stark. Car. 239 Ryan's Med. Jur. 301; and in consequence of the great resemblance of two persons. 1 Hall's Am. Law Journ. 70; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 509; 1 Paris, Med. Jur, 222; 3 Id. 143; Trail. Med. Jur. 33; Fodere, Med. Leg. ch. 2, tome 1, p. 78-139.
     3. In cases of larceny, trover, replevin, and the like, the things in dispute must always be identified. Vide 4 Bl. Com. 396.
     4. M. Briand, in his Manuel Complet de Medicine Legale, 4eme partie, ch. 1, gives rules for the discovery of particular marks, which an individual may have had, and also the true color of the hair, although it may have been artificially colored. He also gives some rules for the purpose of discovering, from the appearance of a skeleton, the sex, the age, and the height of the person when living, which he illustrates by various examples. See, generally, 6 C. & P 677; 1 C. & M. 730; 3 Tyr. 806; Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 226; 1 Hagg. Cons. R. 189; Best on Pres. Appx. case 4; Wills on Circums. Ev. 143, et seq.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Let (H, +) be a hypergroup ([H.sub.v]-group) containing an identity element 0 with the property that 0 + 0 = 0.
Theorem 54 Let G be a semi connected irresolute topological group and e its identity element. If U is any semi open neighborhood of e , then G is generated by U.
The position of the token at the endpoint of [A.sub.i] will be one of z' [x.sup.i], z' [x.sup.i-2], ..., z' [x.sup.-i], these are all different, hence at least one of them is different from all the earlier endpoints and the identity element.
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Recall that f * g is the identity in ([G.sub.H], [omicron]), so [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] i.e the right identity element of x in ([G.sub.H], [omicron]).
They all have identity elements, and are absolute valued in the sense that they possess a norm with respect to which [parallel]xy[parallel] = [parallel]x[parallel][parallel]y[parallel] for arbitrary elements x and y.
* A B C A A B C B B C A C C A B Figure Q * A B C A C A B B A B C C B C A Figure S * A B C A B C A B C A B C A B C Figure T In figure Q, the sequence (ABC) appears on the first row, first column, hence A is the identity element; in Figure S the sequence (ABC) appears on the third row, third column, hence the identity is C; in Figure T, it appears on the second row, second column, hence the identity is B.
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An element g [member of] G is a left-Engel element, if for every h e G there exists a positive integer [k.sub.h], such that the [k.sub.h]-iterated commutator of h by g is the identity element: [[[h, g], g]...