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MINUTE, measures. In divisions of the circle or angular measures, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or one sixtieth part of a degree.
     2. In the computation of time, a minute is equal to sixty seconds, or the sixtieth part of an hour. Vide Measure.

MINUTE, practice. A memorandum of what takes place in court; made by authority of the court. From these minutes the record is afterwards made up.
     2. Toullier says, they are so called because the writing in which they were originally, was small, that the word is derived, from the Latin minuta, (scriptura) in opposition to copies which were delivered to the parties, and which were always written in a larger hand. 8 Toull. n. 413.
     3. Minutes are not considered as any part of the record. 1 Ohio R. 268. See 23 Pick. R. 184.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I wonder if John Vaughan Williams, Aled Cottle, et al have so minutely examined their family trees that they can truly say they have no drop of Anglo-Saxon or other "foreign" blood in them.
Between the two world wars, as Nigel Harris put it, "the world became fenced." (2) Every industrial country then minutely regulated the entry of foreigners, allowing in few who were not guest workers contracted by the receiving governments for specific tasks, like the Poles, Vietnamese, Italians, and others brought to reconstruct France and the skilled foreigners invited by the Soviet Union during its first five-Year Plan.
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Lestringant's islands are sometimes real islands, whose physical features and shape (Venice is shaped like a turbot, 102), population, flora and fauna are minutely described.
I've known Sanch for the best part of 17 years, seen him come through professional adversity and private tragedy and know, even just a few days into the job, he'll be minutely plotting England's downfall.
In the highly ritualized and minutely codified world of the Roman Catholic Mass, the slightest change to traditional order and routine can be a shocking and unsettling imposition.
11-270) reviews the history of Q research and examines minutely the case for Q over against other hypotheses, especially that of Griesbach (Matthew is first, so no Q is necessary).
It's easy to ridicule its minutely parsed anti-oppression politics or its own failure to always live up to them, as evidenced by the regular eruptions over race, class, and gender.
He introduced play-books, written tests, minutely organized practices, motion pictures of practices, messenger guards, and sequestered weekends for the games.
Welch's retirement was meticulously planned and minutely observed, with media speculation focusing on three front-runners.
The highly divided gecko foot is also minutely adaptable to bumpy surfaces and is easy to reposition, he says.
With the shock absorbers and springs regulated by compressed air, the suspension can be minutely tuned to all road surfaces and the car's speed.