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POSSIBILITY. An uncertain thing which may happen; Lilly's Reg. h.t.; or it is a contingent interest in real or personal estate. 1 Mad. Ch. 549.
     2. Possibilities are near as when an estate is limited to one after the death of another; or remote, as that one man shall be married to a woman, and then that she shall die, and he be married to another. 1 Fonb. Eq. 212, n. e; l6 Vin. Ab. h.t., p. 460; 2 Co. 51 a.
     3. Possibilities are also divided into, 1. A possibility coupled with an interest. This may, of course, be sold, assigned, transmitted or devised; such a possibility occurs in executory devises, and in contingent, springing or executory uses.
     4.-2. A bare possibility, or hope of succession; this is the case of an heir apparent, during the life of his ancestor. It is evident that he has no right which he can assign, devise, or even, release.
     5.-3. A possibility' or mere contingent interest, as a devise to Paul if he survive Peter. Dane's Ab. c. 1, a 5, Sec. 2, and the cases there cited.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To access and engage the world of possibility requires (1) an imaginative capacity to acknowledge a matrix of possibility (that which is "not yet") lying beneath the surface of that which already exists and seems fixed; (2) memory capable of exploring what happens to unselected possibilities and for reconciliation, not merely recollection or vengeful repetitions; (3) the capacity to mourn the Other which makes clearer seeing and growth possible; (4) a commitment to beauty as the harmony of chance (possibility) and the good necessary for participation in the creation, recreation, or restoration of the world; and (5) a shift in intellection from critique and political contest to collaborative investigation of shared concerns.
Several authors have shown that the subjunctive mood leads people to think in terms of dual possibilities, while the indicative mood leads people to consider just one possibility (Byrne, 2005; Santamaria, Espino, & Byrne, 2005).
A world of possibilities. It is the belief to do what you have never done before; create which never existed before.
Noting that there are examples such as Spain where following German financial assistance a special bank has been established to service a German loan with favourable terms and particularly interest rate and repayment period, Stylianides added that "the government is ready to examine all possibilities.
According to this type of ontology, the human living being is conceived as essentially determined by its own possibilities and, moreover, by the possibilities which are directly related to its finite character.
2010; Todorov, Marinova 2010), probably inherited their constructive philosophy and methodology about these systems' present and future necessity of harmonic interaction from the research of populations' (microorganisms, flora, fauna, etc.) sustainable development possibilities. However, such a conversion has certain inadmissible losses.
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