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Part 20 claim

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A claim other than a claim by the claimant against the defendant. It includes (1) a counterclaim by the defendant against the claimant; (2) a counterclaim by the defendant against a third ...

Armenia

Armenia (Colombia)   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Republic ( 1936–91 ), and part of the Transcaucasus Soviet Federative Socialist Republic ( March 1922 ) which joined the USSR nine months later; the Soviet Republic of Armenia ( 1920–2 ); and the independent Republic of Armenia ( 1918–20 ). The present republic represents a fraction of historical Greater Armenia which included extensive territory in modern eastern Turkey, and parts of modern Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Iran. The Armenian name means the ‘Land of Hayk’, Noah’s great-great-grandson from whom the Armenians claim descent. The Armenians call...

Vietnam

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Dai Co Viet ‘Great Viet’ but Dai Viet was restored in 1054 . When Nguyen Anh ( 1762–1820 ), emperor as Gia Long ( 1802–20 ), founded the last Vietnamese dynasty ( 1802–1945 ) in 1802 he applied to the Chinese emperor for permission to adopt the name Nam Viet for his country. The emperor refused on the grounds that this name would resurrect memories of the ancient Nam Viet which included two Chinese provinces and might lead to claims for them. Instead, the two words were reversed the following year and for the first time the country was called Vietnam...

Joan

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A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.)

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2006
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254 words

...feminine form of John from the Middle English period onwards and was extremely popular, but in the 16th and 17th centuries it steadily lost ground to Jane . It was strongly revived in the first part of the 20th century, partly under the influence of George Bernard Shaw's play St Joan ( 1923 ), based on the life of Joan of Arc ( 1412–31 ). Claiming to be guided by the voices of the saints, she persuaded the French dauphin to defy the occupying English forces and have himself crowned, and she led the French army that raised the siege of Orleans in ...

Pak

Pak (2388)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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2006
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268 words

...is the third most common in Korea, and can be found in every part of the peninsula. The Pak clans claim no founding ancestors from foreign lands. Although some sources indicate that there are 270 Pak clans, only 44 of these can be documented. All Pak clans spring from one common semi-mythological ancestor named Pak Hyŏkkŏse. Before the establishment of the Shilla Kingdom, the southern tip of the peninsula is said to have been ruled by six elders who led the six tribes which inhabited that part of the country. In answer to their prayer for a leader, Pak...

Ku

Ku (872)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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2006
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344 words

...Korean peninsula, but 45 percent of them live in Kyŏngsang South province, while 20 percent of them live in Seoul and Kyŏnggi province. The founder of the clan that uses the other Ku character was named Ku T’ae-rim. He was an emissary for Tang China on his way to Japan when a storm blew his ship onto the shores of Koguryž Korea in 663 . He settled in Koguryž territory and subsequently held a post in that government. Koguryž was a Korean kingdom which existed in the northern part of the Korean peninsula from 37 bc to ad 668 . Its territory was incorporated...

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