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TO SPEAK. This term is used in the English law, to signify the permission given by a court to the prosecutor and defendant in some cases of misdemeanor, to agree together, after which the prosecutor comes into court and declares himself to be satisfied; when the court pass a nominal sentence. 1 Chit. Pr. 17.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The invisible, in the field of luminosity, becomes enunciable through the visible chroma and, if one considers the reference to the "alfabeto", the invisible also corresponds to the speakable. The form of expression enables an intuition of the visible.
Bell, Speakable and Un Speakable in Quantum Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 2004.
Flora effectively becomes co-owner of the wartime child's story and experience that she follows, transformed as she is from a visitor to the recipient of a speakable rather than aphonous "psychological disturbance." In doing so, furthermore, Flora becomes a site of recognition through which the operational narratives of silenced and visible adoptions are made readable within the context of a widespread chartering of historical events and national identity.
The expression 'unspeakable' is used in common language for something not speakable or incapable of being uttered or adequately described.
The advertisement posted at the Saudi online forum was titled "Super cute speakable macaw parrots." What was on offer was amazing.
Rheto- means 'appointed', 'designed', destined', and 'speakable'.
Figes' testimonial project succeeds in turning the unspeakable into the speakable and in voicing some silenced versions of the historical events of the Holocaust and its aftermath.
The mind too has it reserves of untouched, unthought regions, and any writing project involves the shore between the speakable and the wordless, the observed and the unrecognized.
(27) Child sex-abuse narratives were rampant in North American television shows, films, and even popular music between 1980 and 2000, engendering a culture in which child molestation--previously a shameful and unspeakable experience in the United States--became suddenly speakable, knowable, and acknowledgeable.
Bell, 1987, Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp.
Wehave labelled certain behaviour 'child abuse' and the term now immediately shrieks of the un speakable,un thinkable crime that is so serious it has to have its own rules and is surrounded with dire legal consequences not only for the perpetrator and victim but also for anyone else who might appear in the hinterland.
Agamben says that in this age "of absolutely speakable things" when all figures of the "Unspeakable...