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SPEECH. A formal discourse in public.
     2. The liberty of speech is guaranteed to members of the legislature, to counsel in court in debate.
     3. The reduction of a speech to writing and its publication is a libel, if the matter contained in it is libelous; and the repetition of it upon occasions not warranted by law, when the matter is slanderous, will be slander and. tho character of the speaker will be no protection to him from an action. 1 M. & S. 273; 1 Esp. C. 226 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. See Debate; Liberty of speech.

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"Basically, I feel a speech aid is desirable if individuals cannot communicate with their caretakers or others whom they see daily.
The Dyna Vox Speech Aid, which had just been loaded with software, was taken from Waverley Road, Kenilworth, last Tuesday at about 4pm.
Third prize went to a new speech aid - the Light writer SL40 from Toby Churchill Ltd.