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administrative law

administrative law  

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Law
The branch of public law governing the exercise of powers and duties by public authorities. It is particularly concerned with the control of public power by judicial review and by non-judicial ...
Alan Russell Taylor

Alan Russell Taylor  

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Law
(born 25 November 1901; died 3 August 1969; Justice 1952–69),was born at Newcastle, NSW, the fifth son of Walter Durham Taylor, customs officer from York, England, and his native-born wife Lilias ...
Alberto Cantoni

Alberto Cantoni  

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(1841–1904).Writer best known (largely thanks to Pirandello) as a humorist. Born into a Jewish landowning family near Mantua, he studied in Venice, and travelled widely until his father's death ...
Aldo Palazzeschi

Aldo Palazzeschi  

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(1885–1974).Florentine poet and novelist who made distinctively whimsical and ironic contributions to crepuscolarismo and Futurism. His privately published early poetry reworks symbolist and ...
Alessandro Manzoni

Alessandro Manzoni  

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Title sometimes given to Verdi's Requiem, which was comp. in memory of It. novelist and poet Alessandro Manzoni (1785–1873). F.p. Milan 1874, London 1875.
ambiguity

ambiguity  

Having more than one meaning. The simplest case is lexical ambiguity, where a single term has two meanings. A sentence or grammatically complex construction can be ambiguous without any of the words ...
Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne  

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(1946–), British author and illustrator of several dozen children's picture books. Early in life Browne recognized his desire to be an artist. He studied graphic design at Leeds College of ...
Anton Francesco Doni

Anton Francesco Doni  

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(1513–74),Italian popular writer and satirist, born in Florence, the son of a scissors-maker; he entered the Servite Order and then travelled for many years in northern Italy, publishing some ...
Archetypal Characters

Archetypal Characters  

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“Archetype” has historically referred in common usage to an original pattern such as one used by an artisan as a model for reproduction. Adopted by the psychoanalyst Carl Jung as ...
Barbara Park

Barbara Park  

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(1947–), American author of humorous fiction and picture books, respected for her ability to craft hilarious yet poignant narratives. Park began her career by writing middle-grade fiction—works such ...
Beef, Sergeant

Beef, Sergeant  

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A series character created by Rupert Croft-Cooke writing as Leo Bruce, the working-class Sergeant Beef is a stolid village policeman and an obvious contrast to the aristocratic sleuths and methodical ...
Bernardo Dovizi

Bernardo Dovizi  

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(1470–1520),Italian cardinal and playwright, born in Bibbiena (near Florence). He secured the patronage of Cardinal Giovanni de' Medici (later Pope Leo X) and followed him into exile in 1494. ...
bile

bile  

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A bitter greenish-brown alkaline fluid which aids digestion and is secreted by the liver and stored in the gall bladder, and which was formerly regarded as one of the four humours of the body.
bilis

bilis  

A culture-bound syndrome found in many Latin American communities, characterized by intense anger or rage, accompanied by acute nervous tension, headache, trembling, screaming, stomach upset, and ...
blood

blood  

(blud)a fluid that circulates throughout the body, via the arteries and veins, providing a vehicle by which an immense variety of different substances are transported between the various organs and ...
Caper

Caper  

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A subtype of crime and mystery writing in which the formula includes fast-moving action perpetrated by specialized thieves who precisely plan and execute often daring heists before making their ...
Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan  

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Literature
Fictional Chinese-American detective working for the Honolulu police force, created by the American writer Earl Derr Biggers (1884–1933).
Comic

Comic  

A mode intended to excite laughter, is rare in preserved Byz. art. Excluded almost by definition from Christian representation, comic elements do appear in the peristyle mosaics of the Great ...
complexion

complexion  

1 The colour or appearance of the skin, originally believed to be indicative of a person's temperament. See complexion (2).2 In medieval physiology, the combination of qualities or humours (3) ...
Country Constable

Country Constable  

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The country constable, found predominantly in English crime fiction, is a popular stock character in novels set in small towns or rural areas, but he is rarely presented as a ...

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