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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.

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"All Saudi private and public institutions in our country are contributing today to this approach, including this prestigious association (DCA) that has chosen to serve Islam by organizing this annual Qur'an memorization contest," the princess added.
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For those whose opinions could not be neatly categorized, many expressed support for just the requirement of cursive writing, while others claimed the memorization of multiplication tables only made sense.
This type of thorough memorization gives the performer the added benefit of a fully engaged mind, which heightens concentration and even leaves room for some creative spontaneity!
They blame these shortcomings on schools' emphasis on rote memorization and the country's use of a single university entrance exam as the sole determinant of success.
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Additionally, they should encourage independence and logical thinking, and they should focus on why algorithms work, instead of on memorization. Teachers need to give interactive feedback, maintain high expectations, and locus on learning goals instead of searching for one right answer.
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Solomon struggles to read and copes through memorization and by copying his friend Peter's work.