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MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Vafi also points to Cognizant's "de minimus exposure to Asian tariff risk" on the supply and the demand side of its business as well as its widest valuation disparity with close peers "in recent memory".
It features some of the most popular tunes of recent memory including 'Aj tu ghair Sahi' sung by Mehdi Hassan.
WASHINGTON, March 19 (KUNA) -- A new International Monetary Fund report released Monday suggests geopolitical turbulence and concerns over the future of Mideast Peace talks are now more elevated than "in recent memory." According to a new report released to the IMF's Ad Hoc Liaison Committee finds that despite renewed calls to revive the peace process, there is so far no agreed path forward.
After one of the wettest seasons in recent memory, California officials estimated Wednesday they would need $50 billion to control flooding in the state.
Summary: The Iraqi city of Mosul has been emptied of its Christian community in only a matter of days, in one of the most alarming developments in recent memory in this region.
The number of shocking cases of such cruelty cases is on the rise in this country and this ranks up there as one of the most shocking of recent memory.
Managing director Mike Pugh said: "Since setting up the company in 1998 it has grown steadily from just one site to three sites operating in the Black Country, which is a great achievement - especially in recent years as we've managed to win through in the toughest economic climate in recent memory."
"Compounding pharmacies have been governed by fragmented regulations for too long, leading to the worst public health disaster in recent memory" Rep.
Sony certainly knows how to branch out in terms of product variety, and one of the niches that they have tried out in recent memory (instead of spearheading it) would be the digital camera market, and I must say that their DSLRs are decent offerings, although you still find most wedding photographers stick to Nikon or Canon for their work.
But SNP Home Office Affairs spokesman Pete Wishart said: "This is rank hypocrisy from Theresa May, who presided over one of the biggest immigration fiascos in recent memory, so Scotland needs no lessons from her on how to manage immigration".
Since the end of January the region has been in a deep freeze, which has brought the heaviest blizzards in recent memory. Tens of thousands have been trapped in often-freezing homes and villages by walls of snow and unpassable roads, and officials have struggled to reach out to the vulnerable with emergency food airlifts.
Councillor Eddie Martin, leader of Cumbria County Council, said: ''The Cumbrian spirit has triumphed and I believe that the county has successfully bounced back from its biggest natural disaster in recent memory.'' * The Prince of Wales was today visiting a Cornish community in the Lostwithiel area devastated by recent flooding to support those affected by the deluge.

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