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PREVENTION, civil and French law. The right of a judge to take cognizance of an action over which he has concurrent jurisdiction with another judge.
     2. In Pennsylvania it has been ruled that a justice of the peace cannot take cognizance of a cause which has been previously decided by another justice. 2 Dall. 77; Id. 114.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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With last year's nation-wide expansion of the service area, additional changes in staff were made to continue the same great service PREVENT customers have come to expect.
The study team at the University of Edinburgh said it is too soon to say whether eating olive oil in your diet can help to prevent brain cancer.
production of miR-7, which helps prevent tumours from forming, the study said.
They found that oleic acid prevents a cell protein, known as MSI2, from stopping production of miR-7.
"It seems to me that Prevent could benefit from independent review," he added.
False -- Athletes often incorrectly think that their helmets and pads prevent severe neck injuries.
Make sure your pest management professional applies appropriate sealants to help prevent rodents from gnawing through the exterior.
The circular FlatGallery with Hood features a slotted surface that prevents raindrops from directly hitting the building.
Herold predicts that future research will focus on developing combination microbicides, "so we can hit the virus at several different steps." This would also help prevent the virus from becoming drug resistant.
Most knew that medication can prevent outbreaks (91%) and can speed the healing of sores (96%), and that condoms can help prevent the spread of the disease between partners (92%).