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LIFE. The aggregate of the animal functions which resist death. Bichat.
     2. The state of animated beings, while they possess the power of feeling and motion. It commences in contemplation of law generally as soon as the infant is able to stir in the mother's womb; 1 Bl. Com. 129; 3 Inst. 50; Wood's Inst. 11; and ceases at death. Lawyers and legislators are not, however, the best physiologists, and it may be justly suspected that in fact life commences before the mother can perceive any motion of the foetus. 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 291.
     3. For many purposes, however, life is considered as begun from the moment of conception in ventre sa mere. Vide Foetus. But in order to acquire and transfer civil rights the child must be born alive. Whether a child is born alive, is to be ascertained from certain signs which are always attendant upon life. The fact of the child's crying is the most certain. There may be a certain motion in a new born infant which may last even for hours, and yet there may not be complete life. It seems that in order to commence life the child must be born with the ability to breathe, and must actually have breathed. 1 Briand, Med. Leg. 1ere partie, c. 6, art. 1.
     4. Life is presumed to continue at least till one hundred years. 9 Mart. Lo. R. 257 See Death; Survivorship.
     5. Life is considered by the law of the utmost importance, and its most anxious care is to protect it. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 202-3.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Now in its 17th year, Lifelong Learning Institute provides fun and fresh continuing education opportunities for adults ages 50 and older, with about 1,000 students registering each year.
"It offers hope for a system of lifelong learning which is not an 'optional extra' but an integral part of a dynamic, cohesive and learner-centred system."
Just 27 words, but they open the door to a new approach to lifelong learning across Wales and the chance to reverse a decade of decline in participation and opportunity.
By implementing the policy, the government is committed to equipping people with aptitudes, moral conducts and values in order to strengthen the national economy and promote lifelong harmony in society, the ministry wrote in its Facebook account.
Wolverhampton's Learning Communities project received the innovation award at the recent Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) annual conference.
This is not in line with one of the targets under the strategic framework for European cooperation and training (ET 2020) which is that, at European level, an average of at least 15 per cent of adults should participate in lifelong learning by 2020.
The Delta of Maryland Lifelong Learner Award is given to an individual or group from the greater Westminster community who has pursued intellectual inquiry beyond their professional field or fields, thus demonstrating the liberal arts value of lifelong learning.
'The main driving force of 21st century development is lifelong learning.
NCHD is going to establish 100 community learning centers on self-help basis to promote literacy skills and lifelong learning in the country, he said and added that one of the key objectives was to empowering backward and marginalized communities.
We would like to acknowledge Rebecca 'BJ' Whiffen for her leadership of the Lifelong Learning Task Force during her service as the MO Education Director from 2016-2018.
Lifelong learning returned to the international educational policy stage in the early 1970s when the OECD commissioned Edgar Faure to lead an investigation into the type of education needed for a future oriented society.