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WINDOW. An opening made in the wall of a house to admit light and air, and to enable those who are in to look out.
     2. The owner has a right to make as many windows in his house when not built on the line of his property as he may deem proper, although by so doing be may destroy the privacy of his neighbors. Bac. Ab. Actions in general, B.
     3. In cities and towns it is evident that the owner of a house cannot open windows in the partition wall without the consent of the owner of the adjoining property, unless he possesses the right of having ancient lights. (q.v.) The opening of such windows and destroying the privacy of the adjoining property, is not, however, actionable; the remedy against such encroachment is by obstructing them, without encroaching upon the rights of the party who opened them, so as to prevent a right from being acquired by twenty years use. 3 Camp. 82.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Staff have now vowed not to take part in a window-dressing competition for a millennium display due to run from March 11 until March 18, with the best entry in each region being picked to contend for a national prize to be announced in April.
The local stock barometer rebounded to the 7,800 level on Friday on the back of selective buying spurred by quarter- and semester-end window-dressing activities.
The triple triumph was hailed as historic in Brussels - but critics claimed the first two deals were window-dressing, and the third was a ruse to keep the Treaty alive against the wishes of Irish voters.
The bank said the former executives made illegal dividend payments of 1.1 billion yen to the holders of preferred shares by window-dressing the bank's financial statement for fiscal 2000.
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Failed supermarket chain operator Kotobukiya Co., currently rehabilitating itself, is believed to have been window-dressing its earnings reports for about a decade, former employees said Monday.