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MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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According to Saleh, the upcoming family-centered activities are in step with the commitment of Bawadi Mall, Al Ain's largest shopping mall, to provide quality and memorable experience to all shoppers and visitors in the UAE and beyond.
The ceremony concluded with hi-tea, where attendees socialised and reminisced about their memorable experience.
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Memorable music was also supplied by The Three Amigos, with the crowd singing along to some of the Bard's best loved songs.
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MG: My most memorable assignment is the appraisal of the new Calspan Vehicle Safety Research Center, a state-of-the-art facility here in Buffalo where vehicle crashes are conducted and analyzed in order to improve automotive safety standards.
For starters it is memorable. One can recognise the WhatsApp tone, the Netflix sonic, the McDonald's jingle, or listen to a song for the first time and identify the origin of it so easily.
One of his most memorable performances was his role in the Czechoslovak cult comedy, Vesniko Ma Stediskova (My Sweet Little Village, 1985, director Jii Menzel).