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in Scots law the claim for payment of a sum of money the same as that which has been paid to the defender by the pursuer on the basis that it was not due, principal instances being where the purpose of the payment has failed or a debt was paid which was not due.
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REPETITION, construction of wills. A repetition takes place when the same testator, by the same testamentary instrument, gives to the same legatee legacies of equal amount and of the same kind; in such case the latter is considered a repetition of the former, and the legatee is entitled to one only. For example, a testator gives to a legatee "œ30 a year during his life;" and in another part of the will he gives to the same legatee "an annuity of œ3O for his life payable quarterly," he is entitled to only one annuity of thirty pounds a year. 4 Ves. 79, 90; 1 Bro. C. C. 30, note.

REPETITION, civil law. The act by which a person demands and seeks to recover what he has paid by mistake, or delivered on a condition which has not been performed. Dig. 12, 4, 5. The name of an action which lies to recover the payment which has been made by mistake, when nothing was due.
     2. Repetition is never admitted in relation to natural obligations which have been voluntarily acquitted, if the debtor had capacity to give his consent. 6 Toull. n. 386. The same rule obtains in our law. A person who has voluntarily acquitted a natural or even a moral obligation, cannot recover back the money by an action for money had and received, or any other form of action. D. & R. N. P. C. 254; 2 T. R. 763; 7 T. R. 269; 4 Ad. & Ell. 858; 1 P. & D. 253; 2 L. R. 431; Cowp. 290; 3 B. & P. 249, note; 2 East, R. 506; 3 Taunt. R. 311; 5 Taunt. R. 36; Yelv. 41, b, note; 3 Pick. R. 207; 13 John. It. 259.
     3. In order to entitle the payer to recover back money paid by mistake it must have been paid by him to a person to whom he did not owe it, for otherwise he cannot recover it back, the creditor having in such case the just right to retain the money. Repetitio nulla est ab eo qui suum recepit.
     4. How far money paid under a mistake of law is liable to repetition, has been discussed by civilians, and opinions on this subject are divided. 2 Poth. Ob. by Evans, 369, 408 to 487; 1 Story, Eq. Pl. Sec. 111, note 2.

REPETITION, Scotch law. The act of reading over a witness deposition, in order that he may adhere to it, or correct it at his choice. The same as Recolement, (q.v.) in the French law. 2 Benth. on Ev. B. 3, c. 12, p. 239.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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When executed carefully, repetition can catch your viewer's interest and give form to your photograph.
The descriptive values of duration of disfluencies (blocks, prolongations and pauses) and repetition disfluencies (word, part of word and sound repetitions) in each listening situation (Table 2) showed that, for repetition disfluencies, there was difference significant.
Transfer from other schools (50.9 per cent), demand by parents (46.0 per cent) and poor academic performance (32.9 per cent) were cited as the major reasons for repetition.
Studies in neurorehabilitation have shown a linear relationship between number of repetitions and recovery of motor function [11-14].
Studies researching the exact parameters of the word repetition technique that lead to maximal reductions in believability and distress of negative thoughts are rather limited.
The main focus of all neuro-developmental approaches is the re-learning process through repetition of tasks which improves the neural plasticity in post stroke.1 The constraint induced movement therapy to promote the utilization of affected limb is considered a good option in acute rehabilitation.2 The concept of virtual reality training to improve the functional and motivational level of stroke patients is also in practice.3 Task oriented is widely established motor re-learning approach which directly enhances the functional status through repetitive activities in enriched environment.4 Lack of interest, proper follow up, motivation, and accurate task repetition practice are the draw backs in the process of re-learning.
To do this we retrospectively analysed the number of referrals to the program and the amount of exercise repetitions completed in the program at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital over a 17-month period (between June 2013 and November 2015).
On the contrary, the thesis of the article is that The Glass Menagerie is a good example to show that linguistic repetition in dramatic plays can sometimes appear as an obsessive expression of the characters' emotions as well as those of the dramatist himself, making him repeat and relive both his experiences and his emotions.
the longer rest period (4-min) resulted in lower values in repetition performance and training volume over multiple sets for both single-joint exercises.
Relationship between the number of repetitions and selected percentages of one repetition maximum in free weight exercises in trained and untrained men.
Repetition is one of the important geometric properties that used to create flexible shape depending on simplicity [1].