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MEMORIAL. A petition or representation made by one or more individuals to a legislative or other body. When such instrument is addressed to a court, it is called a petition.

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Indeed, in the following passage Ramanujan describes the parable of a bridge, built (and memorially named) by the British in Madras, which exemplifies a form of 'negotiating' translation: Over the reeking Coom river, the British put up a bridge, and called it Hamilton Bridge, after one of their commissioners.
Describing the art's apocryphal origin--the tale of the poet Simonides who discovered the importance of place to memory when memorially reconstructing a ruined banquet hall--he paints this tale as a mere fiction:
Clearly they were a 'floating' passage, quite possibly transmitted memorially and adaptable to a variety of contexts, both secular and sacred.