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TO LIE. That which is proper, is fit; as, an action on the case lies for an injury committed without force; corporeal hereditaments lie in livery, that is, they pass by livery; incorporeal hereditaments lie in grant, that is, pass by the force of the grant, and without any livery. Vide Lying in grant.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He said: "This ballot result was inevitable after Grampian prevaricated on the issues."
Since then, the MoD has obfuscated, prevaricated and lied to his family.
Elected politicians and local authority officials knew about the financial difficulties at Aston Pride, they knew the organisation was failing to deliver regeneration and yet they prevaricated and did not intervene because they wanted to let 'the community' run the show.
They have prevaricated for so long that, even if a decision was made tomorrow, it would take another 10 years before the vehicles reached a theatre of action.
The reality, however, is that the tram project's days were numbered from the moment the Government refused to upgrade its contribution to the scheme to allow for the inevitable inflation which pushed up the projected costs while Westminster prevaricated. It was desperately unfair, and again symptomatic of the rather cynical approach of the Government towards killing this project by default.
Only Science prevaricated. "Check it," he insisted.