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diet

in Scots practice
1 the date fixed by a court for hearing a case.
2 a single session of a court.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

DIET. An assembly held by persons having authority to manage the public affairs of the nation. In Germany, such assemblies are known by this name:

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Behind virtually every diet or drug is a doctor who's being paid to tout it - -even the liquid protein diet which is believed to have killed 58 people.
Those who go on a liquid protein diet without a doctor's supervision are putting themselves at a great deal of risk for various complications," including heart attack and kidney problems.
"Historically, VLCDs became controversial when at least 58 deaths were reported after the use of liquid protein diets in the 1970s.