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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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Deputy Speaker, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, by establishing provincial governance either singly or plurally as stipulated therein, to some extent recognized diversity and also attenuated the effects of majoritarianism, at least to some extent.
But when Steve Coogan''s comic creation was extolling the virtues of the Lexus (or Lexi as he famously referred to them plurally) at the peak of his popularity, it certainly did the brand no harm at all.
But when Steve Coogan's comic creation was extolling the virtues of the Lexus (or Lexi as he famously referred to them plurally) at the peak of his popularity it certainly did the brand no harm at all.
Combined with the observation that competing paradigms can exist even in rimes of "normal science," and I take it to be that if a certain paradigm is established and defended it is established and defended against something, rather than pre-paradigmatic it might be that the social sciences are plurally paradigmatic.
It is not a superficial approach to methodology (Midgley, 1996x) Undertake research that promotes Practice and its outcomes should plurally desirable and sustainable seek to avoid instances of social change decontextualized and inappropriate change coming down 'from above or led by outside 'experts '.
The effect of canonization was to create a body of technically imperfect ahad hadith--imperfect because, having single strands at their beginning, they were not mutawatir, that is, plurally transmitted.
It is there that the maze of history disorients her: not one, but seven to eight Rujialou villages exist in Shaoxing, suggestive of a plurally unstable origin.
It takes the notion of jurisprudence and its central connection to existing normative systems in each society away from its foundationalist structures built on the idea of universality to its contingent, partial and plurally situated character, thereby making room available for what was conceived hitherto in an exclusionary manner.
* recognition that working class refers not to an identifiable and static group, but to a relational position; recognition, too, that class positions are constituted plurally by, for example, gender, face, ethnicity, sexuality, age etc; that is, though the collective class subject can be identified across temporal, geographic, cultural, and political boundaries, and is in that sense "universal," the shape and appearance of that subject is transitory and shifting
Research on sexuality and other identities has demonstrated, however, the ways in which visibility politics based on identity are viewed plurally by marginalized communities.
How ought collective identities reshape themselves in response to the warp and woof of broader political ecologies of production, consumption, power and desire, ecologies which are always plurally cultural and laden with difficult choices?