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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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In the mouth the fruit comes flooding in, with the blackest cherry fruit mingling with ripest plum and lots of meaty tannins.
According to Weber, the coffee in Icons is carefully selected from the Asian Civet cat, a special Viverridae specie, which only eats the fruit pulp of the best and ripest coffee berries.
Buy only the ripest tomatoes; they will taste best and will also be priced lower.
Our kopi luwak is selected from the Asian civet cat, which only eats the fruit pulp of the ripest coffee berries.
Only the freshest and ripest fruit is used and this ensures exceptional quality and consistency in taste.
A lot of frozen vegetables are very good as well as they are packed when they're at their ripest, so if you can't go for fresh, that's a good alternative.
His gardeners and farmers would pick the ripest grapes, figs, pears and vegetables to give the imam to take back to the palace.
Guests should therefore only expect the freshest and ripest fruits during their visits alongside a range of mangoes and lemons.
The ripest berries must be ground through a food mill, or if you have a juicer that will work.
To overcome the nut palm's thick shells, the monkeys check for the ripest seeds, tear the fibrous husks off with their teeth, then leave them to dry in the sun for a week or so.
Remember they don't ripen after picking, so choose the ripest you can find.
In those days, everyone in the village made their own preserves and there was a lot of competition to pick (and eat) the biggest and ripest berries.