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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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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.
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
In considering the highest good, Thomas asks whether there can be a plurality of persons in the highest good, and in considering the term "Deus," he asks whether "Deus" may be predicated plurally of three persons.
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?
Research on sexuality and other identities has demonstrated, however, the ways in which visibility politics based on identity are viewed plurally by marginalized communities.
By forming a `world' particular historical agents create meanings in time; these enable the reliable coordination of action, stabilise social expectations, and cement historically and plurally normative orders of obligation.
These include free and autonomous information (guaranteed by the independent existence of plurally owned media), social and political diversity (guaranteed by genuine pluralism in society), and full participation by citizens in deciding public policies and securing public goods (guaranteed by a robust public domain).
The question now for most religious communities, particularly Christians used to past hegemonies, is how, on the one hand, to come to terms with the Hydra, and how, on the other hand, to enter into a legally secular and plurally defined public square.