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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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The DAP secretary-general accused the Opposition, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), of using lies against DAP in the five-cornered fight.
When the same study was conducted but with a monetary value attached to both honest replies and lies -- when honestly was more greatly valued, it was also more often dispensed.
As far as one can gather, her argument can be unpacked as follows: (a) all politicians lie, everybody lies; (b) honesty should not be an electoral issue; (c) there is no legal requirement for senatorial contenders to be honest, truthful and of good moral character.
All witnesses should know that even if a part of a testimony is based on lies it will be rejected.
Lies that are used only to get you what you want, without concern for the well-being of another, are seldom justifiable among most people.
However, we can distort it and by distorting it willingly, we are telling a lie. Some say that sometimes we automatically distort it by our perception of it.
Broadly speaking, leaders tell international lies for two different reasons.
All the forms-lie, lies, lying-are similar to those discussed in relation to the item having to do with making a false statement.
Here lies Macario "Mac-Attack" Dacanay, 53, who went into cardiac arrest after winning the chicharron-eating contest.
At the other end of the spectrum, lies are told with malicious intent and potentially devastating consequences.
We two At the other end of the spectrum, lies are told with malicious intent and potentially devastating consequences.