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v. to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate, getting title to real property, or stealing an object.

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TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to take and carry away.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Ricky Davies Like the old 70's days when Welsh activists or the like went around taking down and or defacing English road signs.
Perry had previously said taking down the flag might be a "good conversation that needs to be had." At the same time, he has taken heat for his initial comments on the shooting Friday, when he mistakenly labeled it an "accident."
"We look at taking down only those trees that are susceptible to the ALB, and it's something we don't take lightly.
Summary: Traffic accidents in the emirate of Abu Dhabi went down by 10% in 2012 taking down the number of deaths caused by run-over accidents by 14% and the total number of traffic-related deaths by 19%, the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrol Directorate announced Wednesday.
Franz Endaya also had a fine outing, taking down 588 pins.
Hendry Addison, 69, said: "The tree is in the centre of the village and I was helping out by taking down the decorations before the tree itself was taken down.
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