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PLURAL. A term used in grammar, which signifies more than one.
     2. Sometimes, however, it may be so expressed that it means only one, as, if a man were to devise to another all he was worth, if he, the testator, died without children, and he died leaving one child, the devise would not take effect. See Dig. 50, 16, 148; Id. 35, 1, 101, 1; Id. 3 1, 17, 4 Code, 6, 49, 6, 2; Shelf. on L 559, 589. See Singular.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The key principles of marketization are all about more: an expansion and pluralization of healthcare services and products by anticipating as well as creating users' needs.
There are, I would suggest, three basic problems with Drumbl's proposals for vertical pluralization. First, very few national or local transitional-justice institutions will satisfy the requirements for qualified deference, particularly good faith, democratic legitimacy, and the prohibition on inflicting great evil.
With respect to the pluralization of foreign policy actors in Indonesia, one influential Indonesian observer has drawn comparison with the situation in Singapore where decision-making is still relatively centralized despite more public space being accorded to the private sector, academia, the media, the younger generation, and civil society.
This pluralization of governance presents new problems with regard to transparency, in particular by identifying lines of accountability within a fluid structure in which relations between different agencies are perpetually negotiated as part of an ongoing political contest.
The first paper by Florian Mulhegger, "Pluralization and Authority in Grotius Early Works," deals with early works of Grotius Meletius (1611) and Ordinum Pietas (1613).
More specifically, in addition to regular pluralization mechanisms, Dominican Spanish resorts to what has been dubbed in the literature as the "double plural" in which it appears that the plural morpheme has been attached twice by adding the additional allomorph es after the traditional (e)s: mujer, mujer-es [mu.he.re], mujerese /muher-s-s/ [mu.he.re.se] 'woman/women' (coda /s/ is deleted).
We are an open-minded organization that believes in democracy and freedom and political pluralization. I think we can create a new society."
In volume three it is complicated by the pluralization of theology and religious studies, the rise of liberation theology, poststructuralist critiques of modern rationality, and post-Christian developments in Unitarian Universalism and Chicago school naturalism.
To that end, I propose four necessary conditions in order to explore the potential of this normative framework: rejecting the false dualism between science and research, rejecting the pluralization of epistemology, recognizing that arts-based and postmodern forms of inquiry can co-exist with notions of warrantability within educational research, and enlarging our image of growth as the common aim of educational research.
Accordingly, we should not predict that globalization and pluralization will generate a wholly secular world.
In the developing world, millions of people have left the country for cities that are unable to properly accommodate them and experience there the shock of de facto pluralization, said Appleby.