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SYMBOL. A sign; a token; a representation of one thing by another.
     2. A symbolical delivery is equivalent, in many cases, in its legal effects, to actual delivery; as, for example, the delivery of the keys of a warehouse in which goods are deposited, is a delivery sufficient to transfer the property. 1 Atk. 171; 5 John. 335; 2 T. R. 462; 7 T. R. 71; 2 Campb. 243; 1 East, R. 194; 3 Caines, 182; 1 Esp. 598; 3 B. & C. 423.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Also symbolically, the first performer was music lecturer from the local Constantine the Philosopher University and multi-instrumentalist, Jalius Fujak.
Pope Francis is seen on a giant screen as he sits at the Vatican while he symbolically lightens a Christmas tree that was set in front of the Basilica of St.
UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT/ SIDON, Lebanon: Babies born in public hospitals across Lebanon Monday received certificates from the United Nations declaring them symbolically to be the 7 billionth person in the world.
For Bennett, punishment is an 'Apology Ritual', in which apparently the symbolically appropriate level of punishment is determined by what the offender 'would be motivated to do spontaneously were she appropriately sorry for her offence' (152).
He added that the actions of the Egyptian regime were "backed by a number of Arab states, as Arabs continue to prove that they only symbolically support the Palestinian cause." The columnist said that Arab regimes have prioritized their own interests, namely the protection of their "dictatorships," over the interests of the Arab citizens and Palestinians.
The crew of the MIR 1 planned to drop a titanium capsule containing the nation's flag on the bottom, symbolically claiming almost half of the planet's northern polar region for Moscow.
Hundreds gathered outside two village pubs yesterday [Mon] as dozens of colourfully-dressed morris dancers symbolically killed off the old year and brought 2007 to life with a stunning performance.
He only symbolically told John, and there is no evidence that John passed this on to anyone else.
Some historians believe that it was all part of a ritual by which Powhatan symbolically adopted Smith.
Catholic priest Carl Kabat and military veterans Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli led a Plowshares direct action against nuclear weapons when they entered the E-9 missile silo in North Dakota last June to symbolically disable a nuclear warhead by pouring their own blood and hammering on the silo lid.
And who now has symbolically become Japan's poster boy for such speculation?