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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.

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Her secondary sources are judiciously chosen and ample in scope, more than sufficient to substantiate her justified, if somewhat diffuse, conclusion that Sringeri society has a "fluid normative imagination" in which "normative discourses are strictly circumscribed, playfully teased out, but always imaginatively and plurally lived out" (p.
Not only does the universal appear to be 'fragmented' plurally but human rights as plurality seem to be subject to some dominance by human rights as unitary assertion.
Nor will it do to attempt to generalize the devices of plural reference and plural quantification to include plurally plural reference and quantification or even to postulate the existence of higher-order plural properties of simples.
Suggesting the former but referring to the states plurally, he argued: "[E]very State has a natural right in cases not within the compact, (casus non foederis,) to nullify of their own authority all assumptions of power by others within their limits.
Moreover, the inter is shaped plurally by different mediations of mind and being, same and other, mediations not subsumable into one total self-mediation.