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INSCRIPTION, civil law. An engagement which a person, who makes a solemn accusation of a crime against another, enters into, that he will suffer the same punishment, if he has accused, the other falsely, which would have been inflicted upon him had he been guilty. Code, 9, 1, 10; Id. 9, 2, 16 and 17.

INSCRIPTION, evidence. Something written or engraved.
     2. Inscriptions upon tombstones and other proper places, as rings, and the like, are held to be evidence of pedigree. Bull. N. P. 233 Cowp. 591; 10 East, R. 120 13 Ves. 145 Vin. Ab. Ev. T. b. 87: 3 Stark. Ev. 116.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(78) If the Parians were included on a list given to the mason with instructions to "inscribe these names on the stone," it is unlikely that he would check first to see whether any of the names were already there.
BY PETER O'HEHIR PROVEN in testing ground, Inscribe looks good in today's Bective Restaurant At Navan Handicap in Navan.
The prefecture says it will update the list when it has more new names to inscribe. The memorial consists of 114 stone monuments and currently lists the names of 237,318 people killed in the battle for Okinawa.
Hearing idioms and familiar expressions of the different family members and hearing about their foods, ways of preparing them, their music, songs, musical instruments, and storytelling activities - all of this helps to inscribe readers into what it means to be growing up between two particular ethnicities.
Talking to reporter on Monday, Joint Secretary, NH and LH Division, Syed Junaid Akhlaq said that the Inter-Governmental Committee of UNESCO in its 13th annual meeting held in Port Louis, Mauritius on November 28, has decided to inscribe the ICH element of Pakistan 'Suri Jagek' on its List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in need of Urgent Safeguarding.
Inserting an image of the monument into iconic photographs--from Rodchenko's mother to Man Ray's Violon d'Ingres and August Sander's peasants in their Sunday best--the artists inscribe the multilayered revolutionary history of Cuba into the tradition of avant-garde Western art.