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PRESS. By a figure this word signifies the art of printing. The press is free.
     2. All men have a right to print and publish whatever they may deem proper, unless by doing so they infringe the rights of another, as in the case of copyrights, (q.v.) when they may be enjoined. For any injury they may commit against the public or individuals they may be punished, either by indictment, or by a civil action at the suit of the party injured, when the injury has been committed against a private individual. Vide Const. of the U. S. Amend. art. 1, and Liberty of the Press.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There he pressed the flesh with hundreds of well wishers, fans, and art haters on the occasion of his inaugural presentation of The Seconds Pass.
He chatted with people at a Citizens Advice Bureau, pressed the flesh on a walk down the capital's Queen Street, even bought a copy of the Big Issue - almost certainly the first Tory leader to do so.
But once he had pressed the flesh of all present, he immediately hooked up with his old rock 'n' roll pals Bono and The Edge in the Clarence Hotel until the early hours.