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ripe

adj. in Constitutional law, referring to a law case appealed from a state or federal court which is ready for consideration by the Supreme Court, meaning that all other avenues for determining the case have been exhausted, there is a real controversy, and the law needs to be settled on one or more issues raised by the case.

ripe

adjective adult, advanced, brought to perfection, complete, consummate, filled out, finished, fit, full, full-blown, full-grown, fully developed, fully grown, grown, ideal, mellow, perfect, prepared, prime, primed, ready, seasoned, usable, well-developed
Associated concepts: ripe for adjudication
See also: ready
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It lacks the sweet centre of American Pie and there's precious little dimension to the characters, but with smutty juvenile innuendo, huge dollops of vulgarity, phrases that make Viz sound puritanical and a ripely enthusiastic cast that also includes Morwenna Banks, Les Dennis and the scene-stealing Zita Sattar - now forever to be known as the Nutella girl - its adolescent target audience of scarpy binners will be too busy hurling popcorn chunks with laughter to care.
99 until Tuesday) is ripely fruity with a toasty, nutty quality.
Paul O'Donnell won Sunday's Big Waters AC match on Whittle Dene with 16lb from peg seven, ahead of Malcolm Gardener with 14lb 14oz in second and Nigel Ripely with 12lb 4oz in third.
The Phantom of the Opera," "Evita," Sunset Boulevard" and "Cats" all take a roasting in songs that are stridently overwrought, ripely romantic ("It might sound just a teeny like something by Puccini") and blandly interchangeable, pumped by vibrato and reverb up the wazoo.
But even as she basked in the rose-tinted glow of public admiration for her role as the ripely lovely Mariette in The Darling Bud's of May, Catherine Zeta-Jones always knew she was destined for higher things.
99 at Oddbins) is just as it should be, crisp and citrus but ripely fruity with a touch of gooseberry and a lovely, dry mineral salts complexity.
The Bard's infinite elasticity surely could withstand a Bollywood spin; what it can't take is the cumulative effect of indifferent verse speaking and the absence of any mystery or eroticism to what, in better hands, remains possibly Shakspeare's most ripely shimmering and suggestive play.
This attractive, ripely fruity wine blends four parts merlot with one part grenache noir.
99 at Oddbins) is much less pungent than a Loire or New Zealand alternative; it's rounder, softer and more ripely fruity.
Kendal looks terrific, cutting perhaps the most beautiful tragic heroine the West End has seen since Jessica Lange's Mary Tyrone, which is important since Beckett, like O'Neill, writes ripely sexual women.