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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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She explained that is was very painful for her to witness so many people speaking ill of the relationship.
Book Talk Sterling author Paul Della Valle will speak about his newest book, "Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Boston History,'' and his earlier book,"Massachusetts Troublemakers: Rebels, Reformers and Radicals from the Bay State,'' 7 p.m.
Sydney, July 3 ( ANI ): Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has dug out at England batting coach Graham Gooch for speaking ill about his cricketer brother Darren Pattinson, adding that his father wanted to give him a beating lesson for his comments.
Ireland has always embraced a tradition of not speaking ill of the dead and Sweeney has crossed the line with his disgusting attack on his ex-fiancee.
Speaking Ill Of The Dead is broadcast on RTE Radio1 on Monday nights at 8.02pm.
Jim to his mother-in-law: "I wasn't speaking ill of the dead, I was speaking about you, the living bloody dead!
Perhaps she, like you, felt inhibited about speaking ill of the dead up to now.
Book Talk Sterling author Paul Della Valle will speak about his books "Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Boston History,'' and "Massachusetts Troublemakers: Rebels, Reformers and Radicals from the Bay State,'' 7 p.m.
So instead of speaking ill of Marcel, let me suggest Britain pays a fitting tribute to him.