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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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The pool of infinity symbolises that life goes on and that the memory of the heroes is infinite.
Red can also be a warning indicating potential danger and sometimes symbolises anger, for example, "seeing red."
Speaking as a new set of rings were unveiled at London's Tower Bridge, the Mayor said the rings symbolise the Olympic virtues which include: " Exertion, competition, sportsmanship, courage, chastity, poverty".
Legend has it that the tulip symbolises a declaration of love.
"In honour of this holy season," said St Peter, "you must each possess something that symbolises Christmas to get into heaven."
Masterminded by former Olympic star Jamie Baulch, the 2006 Welsh Rugby Union calendar contains images that symbolise Wales's glorious 2005 Grand Slam as it looks forward to another year of rugby greatness.
At the end, as I was taught, you slam a book down on the Prayer Desk to symbolise the end.
The scales of justice she holds symbolise fairness and balance in judgments.
The five stamens and three styles symbolise wounds and nails.
Traditionally at the time of New Year Chinese homes will be decorated in red (to symbolise happiness) and gold (to symbolise wealth).
It is to symbolise the fact that many pupils and parents feel betrayed by the decision to impose a uniform at the traditionally liberal-thinking school.
Church leaders hope the bulbs flowering in the spring will offer joy and also serve to symbolise the resurrection.