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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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This council has simply no idea whatsoever of improving this city, it prevaricates over any part of improving the built environment, from iconic buildings designed and funded from the private sector to simple cruise liner facilities at the Pier Head.
``While the UK parliament prevaricates, Wales should have its own powers to forge ahead with this major public health issue.
Wembley has had its day and while the Government prevaricates about location and funding, Birmingham has the answer: we even - with Solihull's consent - have the ideal location within the NEC complex.