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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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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.