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RANGE. This word is used in the land laws of the United States to designate the order of the location of such lands, and in patents from the United States to individuals they are described as being within a certain range.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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ALL the big wigs in the Samajwadi Party were ranged against him.
Ranged against them are Brazil, India, China, South Africa and, of course, Russia.
Maybe he didn't fight hard enough, or maybe there were just too many forces ranged against him.
Now the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and all those ranged against Anglo-US occupations, know their adversary's eye is half off the ball and scheming of ways to dish not them, but the singing shortbread tins of the SNP.
I cannot see the effort that Brazil is ready to make." Sarkozy also attacked EU trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson who has proposed the EU cut food tariffs up to 51% to secure a deal, saying he "does not have the political weight to stand up to [the] colossal powers" ranged against him.
With that weight of opinion ranged against the idea, you can guess what will happen - yes, we'll probably get the merger anyway.
On the other is John Elliott, who chairs a powerful lobby of businesspeople ranged against the Government's proposals.
Now, he finds ranged against him not only the authority but Kevin Wells, the father of Holly Wells -one of the Soham victims -and senior peers with expert knowledge of the system.
She does not believe, for example, that the three learned professions of clergy, law and medicine were, at first at any rate, self-conscious groupings ranged against the laity and concerned to exploit their monopoly of expertise for profit and status.
"He understands they are people and not a demonised force ranged against him, " said psychiatrist Dr Philip Joseph after interviewing Martin in his court cell this morning.
Not infrequently, in their heyday, classical liberals found themselves ranged against a practical alliance between the extreme Tories to their one side and the Jacobins on the other.