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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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Cecil said: "I thought it was important to get the horse's adrenalin going by boxing him up and bringing him here, and although Memorise didn't lead him for as long as I'd have liked, Kieren said he felt great when he pressed the button.
Memorise survived the subsequent Stewards Enquiry, but Fallon was found guilty of careless riding and banned for three racing days (July 8-10), which means he will miss two days of the Newmarket July meeting.
Only 30 minutes after a brilliant exhibition of forceful riding on Ali- Royal to lift the Group 1 Sussex Stakes, Fallon rode a stinker on heavily backed Memorise in the pounds 28,000 Tote Gold Trophy.
Since it is something I have never dealt with therefore it is a bit difficult for me to pronounce and memorise it.
'For this one, the director decided to retain the Shakespearean English and I got within two weeks to memorise the lines, but then, also in terms of the diction and pronunciation, to me it's a challenge even though I have more than 20 years experience in theatre,' she said.
21 HOW TO REMEMBER THE ELEMENTS Using your own Journey Method, prepare a route of 15 stops and use it to memorise the first 15 elements.
The champion jockey-handed the penalty for his riding of Memorise in the Group 3 Curragh Cup-said immediately after the race that he would not be questioning the decision, which would rule him out of the last two days of next week's Newmarket July meeting.
The Mohammed Bin Obaid Quran Centre, adopting a new trend in teaching the Quran in Dubai, has approved its innovative structure and seven-level curricula to help learners tightly memorise and perfectly recite the holy book
It's no coincidence that Snider has asked students to memorise poetry many times in his career in education.