Monday, January 20, 2014

Legal Terms Glossary


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Genealogy tip for the day: Glossary of Legal Terms

As promised here is a list of Glossaries for Legal Terms. They do pretty much repeat themselves, but you may not be able to open one but can another, - for whatever reason: 

United States Courts

US Courts – Idaho

New York State Unified Court System

SCOTUS blog – Glossary of terms – this is a short list:

National Association for Court Management

Judicial Education Center, Glossary of Legal Terms

These are just the ones that popped up first. If you want more, just google "legal terms glossary" in your search engine.

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Edward III 

January 20

Edward II of England is deposed by his eldest son, Edward III.

The French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrives to winter in a Huron Indian village after being wounded in a battle with Iroquois in New France.

Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.

The Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities in the United States.

Charles Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a cross country flying record of 14.75 hours.

Belgium arrests some Nazi agitators who urge for a return to the Reich.

Hitler meets with Mussolini and offers aid in Albania and Greece.

Nazi officials meet in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to decide the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."

Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino.

Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his fourth term.

The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians.

France's Charles DeGaulle hands in his resignation.

British troops occupy Ismalia, Egypt.

Over 22,000 anti-Communist prisoners are turned over to UN forces in Korea.

President Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the nation as he walks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.

Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president at the same time 52 American hostages are released from their captors in Tehran, Iran.
Born on January 20

Charles III, King of Spain.

Richard Henry Lee, American Revolutionary patriot and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

Anne Clough, promoter of higher education.

Bessy Colman, first African American aviator.

George Burns, comedian and actor in vaudeville, radio, television and film.

Joy Adamson, British author and naturalist (Born Free).

Dr. Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, second man to walk on the moon.

Buzz Aldrin

Once upon a time, a person's name was his complete identification and address. It could comprise his given name, profession, father or mother's name, a personal trait, and even the name of his village. That was because where one lived defined a person as much as anything else. The place of origin often turned into a generic term for some personal characteristic.

The English language is replete with such expressions where the name of a place has become associated with a particular quality, such as laconic (using few words) from Laconia in ancient Greece or bohemian (unconventional) from Bohemia in the Czech Republic. There are hundreds of toponyms -- words derived from the names of places.

This week we'll visit five places that have become toponyms in the English language. Our stops will be South Africa, Italy, Iran, Turkey, and Syria.



verb tr.: To relegate someone incompetent to a position of minimal responsibility.

After Stellenbosch, a town in South Africa. Earliest documented use: 1900.

Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, was a British military base during the Second Boer War. Officers who had not proven themselves were sent to Stellenbosch, to take care of something relatively insignificant, such as to look after horses. Even if they kept their rank, this assignment was considered a demotion. Eventually the term came to be applied when someone was reassigned to a position where he could do little harm.
Also see Peter Principle.
A similar term is coventry.
Another word derived from the name of a South African town is maffick.

"His erstwhile colleague acknowledged Mr Myers's absence. Has Mr Myers been stellenbosched?"

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Quote for the Day
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

Today’s Recipe
Soups for Cold Winter Days

There are vegetable soups and then there are vegetable soups, each one a little different. This one gives a twist I haven’t seen – floating your bagel or toast on top. (Sorry, no picture today.)

Makes 6 servings
The holidays are gone, and the relatives have left. You can also say farewell to the season's fatty foods with this veggie-loaded soup created by Lulu Powers, Madonna's caterer. One bowl dishes more than all of your RDA for vitamin A and 20 percent for potassium. Bonus: Eating soup before a meal means you'll consume fewer total calories.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 cup peeled, cored and coarsely chopped Granny Smith apple
  • 1 cup peeled and coarsely chopped turnip
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped butternut squash (seeds discarded)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped carrot
  • 1 cup peeled, chopped sweet potato
  • 5 cups vegetable (or chicken) stock
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 small whole-grain baguette
  • 3 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives


For soup, heat oil in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent. Add apple, turnip, squash, carrot, and sweet potato; season with salt, then sauté 5 minutes. Add stock, bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add syrup, then cayenne pepper to taste. Cool slightly. Puree with a handheld mixer, food processor or blender. For toast toppers, cut 6 slices bread and toast them. Spread 1/2 oz goat cheese on top of each; sprinkle with chives. Pour soup into 6 large bowls; float toast on top.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 289 calories, 12.5 g fat (4 g saturated), 40 g carbohydrates, 8.5 g protein, 4.5 g fiber
Nutritional analysis provided by Self


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