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PRESERVATION. keeping safe from harm; avoiding injury. This term always presupposes a real or existing danger.
     2. A jettison, which is always for the preservation of the remainder of the cargo, must therefore be made only when there is a real danger existing. See Average; Jettison.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Natural selection can act only by the preservation and accumulation of infinitesimally small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being; and as modern geology has almost banished such views as the excavation of a great valley by a single diluvial wave, so will natural selection, if it be a true principle, banish the belief of the continued creation of new organic beings, or of any great and sudden modification in their structure.
and constant machinations of Popery, a preservation so strange and
She happened, while she was thus engaged, to encounter the face of the man on deck, in whom the sentimental stage of drunkenness had now succeeded to the boisterous, and who, taking from his mouth a short pipe, quilted over with string for its longer preservation, requested that she would oblige him with a song.
Pataki announced that his 2006-07 executive budget will include $30 million in operating and capital funds to support the preservations and redevelopment of Governors Island.
Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation, a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation, is responsible for the planning, redevelopment and ongoing operation of 150 acres of Governors Island.
Erwin Chemerinsky, a constitutional scholar and professor at the University of Southern California, expressed doubt about the constitutionality of the California Missions Preservation Act, noting that the bill is not a general historic preservations measure, but one solely aimed at aiding houses of worship.
House of Representatives by voice vote passed the California Missions Preservation Act (H.R.
In a sort of thrust-and-parry encounter, each effort by the government to make asset preservation more difficult has been met with new legal end-runs: gifting, irrevocable asset preservations trusts, annuities, Miller Trusts, qualified domestic relations orders, life estates, and so on.
For Medicaid's first two decades, asset preservation was relatively simple.