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TEST. Something by which to ascertain the truth respecting another thing. 7 Penn. St. Rep. 428; 6 Whart. 284. Vide Religious Test.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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On May 27, 2004, a highly structured and closely monitored surrogate test was performed at Fette America's facility in Rockaway, New Jersey.
Back in 1970, when the Springboks' tour of England became another casualty of Apartheid, Barlow captained the Rest of the World XI who steam-rollered Ray Illingworth's team in the surrogate Test series hastily arranged to replace it.
With the advent of the present AIDS test (called ELISA, for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) in March 1985, Engleman went back to see how well his surrogate test had worked.