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  • 61Slow match — Slow Slow (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. {Slower} (sl[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Slowest}.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl[ o]v, Sw. sl[ o]. Cf.… …

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  • 62Slower — Slow Slow (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. {Slower} (sl[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Slowest}.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl[ o]v, Sw. sl[ o]. Cf.… …

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  • 63Slowest — Slow Slow (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. {Slower} (sl[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Slowest}.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl[ o]v, Sw. sl[ o]. Cf.… …

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  • 64plea — / plē/ n [Anglo French plei plai legal action, trial, from Old French plait plaid, from Medieval Latin placitum, from Latin, decision, decree, from neuter of placitus, past participle of placēre to please, be decided] 1 a: an allegation of fact… …

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  • 65delay — I noun cunctatio, cunctation, dalliance, deceleration, deferment, demurral, detainment, detention, dilatoriness, impediment, intermission, interruption, lag, lateness, cessatio, mora, moratorium, pause, postponement, procrastination, prolongation …

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  • 66delayed — I (arrested) adjective adjourned, belated, contained, deferred, dilatory, late, lingering, overdue, postponed, protracted, remanded, restrained, set back, stopped, suspended, tabled, tardy, unpunctual, untimely II (lagging) adjective arrested,… …

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  • 67dil|a|to|ry — «DIHL uh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. 1. tending to delay; not prompt: »People who are dilatory in paying their bills are poor customers. SYNONYM(S): tardy. 2. causing delay: »The carpenter s dilatory work habits held up completion of the building… …

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  • 68Tardier — Tardy Tar dy, a. [Compar. {Tardier}; superl. {Tardiest}.] [F. tardif, fr. (assumed) LL. tardivus, fr. L. tardus slow.] 1. Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift. [1913 Webster] And check the tardy flight of time. Sandys. [1913… …

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  • 69Tardiest — Tardy Tar dy, a. [Compar. {Tardier}; superl. {Tardiest}.] [F. tardif, fr. (assumed) LL. tardivus, fr. L. tardus slow.] 1. Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift. [1913 Webster] And check the tardy flight of time. Sandys. [1913… …

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  • 70Tardy — Tar dy, a. [Compar. {Tardier}; superl. {Tardiest}.] [F. tardif, fr. (assumed) LL. tardivus, fr. L. tardus slow.] 1. Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift. [1913 Webster] And check the tardy flight of time. Sandys. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 71Adjournment — For use of the term in board games, see adjournment (games). An adjournment is a suspension of proceedings to another time or place. To adjourn means to suspend until a later stated time or place. Contents 1 Law 2 Parliamentary procedure 3 See… …

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  • 72Henry Warner Slocum — For the American tennis player, see Henry Slocum (tennis) Henry Warner Slocum (September 24 1827 ndash; April 14 1894), was a Union general during the American Civil War and later served in the United States House of Representatives from New York …

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  • 73Nuclear option — This article is about the U.S. legislative tactic. See also nuclear warfare. In U.S. politics, the nuclear option (or constitutional option ) allows the United States Senate to reinterpret a procedural rule by invoking the argument that the… …

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  • 74History of the Encyclopædia Britannica — The Encyclopædia Britannica has been published continuously since 1768, appearing in 15 official editions. Several editions have been amended with multi volume supplements (3rd–6th) or undergone drastic re organizations (15th). In recent years,… …

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  • 75Appeal (motion) — In parliamentary procedure, an appeal from the decision of the chair is used to challenge a ruling of the chair. Appeal (RONR) Class Incidental motion In order when another has the floor? Yes, at time of appealed ruling Requires second? Yes… …

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  • 76procedural law — Law that prescribes the procedures and methods for enforcing rights and duties and for obtaining redress (e.g., in a suit). It is distinguished from substantive law (i.e., law that creates, defines, or regulates rights and duties). Procedural law …

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  • 77filibuster — fil·i·bus·ter 1 / fi lə ˌbəs tər/ n: the use of extreme dilatory tactics in an attempt to delay or prevent action esp. in a legislative assembly; also: an instance of this practice filibuster 2 vb tered, ter·ing vi: to engage in a filibuster vt:… …

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  • 78indolent — I adjective apathetic, cunctative, deses, dilatory, idle, ignavus, inactive, indifferent, indisposed to action, iners, lackadaisical, lacking vigor, laggard, languid, lax, lazy, leaden, lethargic, listless, loafing, motionless, negligent, otiose …

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  • 79remiss — I adjective careless, delinquent, derelict, dilatory, disregardant, disregardful, dutiless, forgetful, heedless, idle, improvident, imprudent, inattentive, inconsiderate, indifferent, indolent, injudicious, lackadaisical, late, lax, lazy, loafing …

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  • 80ieldful — adj dilatory, delaying, causing much delay, dilatory …

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