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  • 181 autophagous — (ˈ)ȯ|täfəgəs adjective Etymology: Greek autophagos, from aut + phagos phagous : self devouring * * * autophagous /ö toˈfə gəs/ adjective 1. Self devouring 2. (of a bird) capable of feeding itself from the moment of hatching ORIGIN: Gr autos self …

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  • 182 sus|te|nance — «SUHS tuh nuhns», noun. 1. means of sustaining life; food or provisions; nourishment: »The lost campers went without sustenance for two days. 2. means of living or subsistence; support: »He gave money for the sustenance of his aged relatives. 3.… …

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  • 183 AGRICULTURE — in the land of israel in prehistory from the beginning of the bronze age to the conquest of joshua early israelite the period of the first temple the period of the return and the second temple the hasmonean period the mishnaic and talmudic period …

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  • 184 EXECUTION — (Civil), laws concerning methods of recovering a debt. Definition and Substance of the Concept In Jewish law, a debt or obligation (ḥiyyuv) creates in favor of the creditor not only a personal right of action against the debtor, but also a right… …

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  • 185 IMPRISONMENT — IMPRISONMENT, the act of depriving a person of his liberty by restricting his freedom of movement and confining him within a particular defined locality, where he is under the direct and constant supervision of the confining authority. This form… …

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  • 186 LABOR — In the Bible and Apocrypha The Bible regards labor as human destiny and an aspect of the order of heaven and earth and all therein. According to Genesis 2:5, a condition of the creation of plant life was the presence of a human being to cultivate …

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  • 187 LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES, city in S. California with approximately 4,000,000 inhabitants occupying 469 square miles of territory; the third most populous city in the U.S. and the largest city in area in the world. Los Angeles County is the home of some… …

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  • 188 MAINTENANCE — (Heb. מְזוֹנוֹת, mezonot), generally speaking, the supply of all the necessaries of the party entitled thereto, i.e., not only food, but also matters such as medical expenses, raiment, lodging, etc. (Sh. Ar., EH 73:7; see husband and wife ). When …

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  • 189 PLEDGE — The Concept In Jewish law, in addition to the personal right of action against the debtor, the creditor also has a right of lien on   the latter s property. This lien automatically comes into being when the debt is created and is termed aḥarayut… …

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  • 190 TALMUD AND MIDDLE PERSIAN CULTURE — Jews and Persians lived in close proximity in Mesopotamia for over 12 centuries; for nearly all that time one or another Iranian dynasty ruled the country as a province of its empire. For nearly the entire amoraic period (220–500 C.E.), Babylonia …

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  • 191 TAXATION — This article is arranged according to the following outline: historical aspects legal aspects the biblical period the talmudic period the post talmudic period in general yardsticks of tax assessment taxable property Place of Residence, Business,… …

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  • 192 Aerated bread — Bread Bread (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre[ a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br[ o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or… …

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  • 193 Air plant — (Bot.) A plant deriving its sustenance from the air alone; an a[ e]rophyte. [1913 Webster] Note: The Florida moss ({Tillandsia}, many tropical orchids, and most mosses and lichens are air plants. Those which are lodged upon trees, but not… …

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  • 194 Aliment — Al i*ment, n. [L. alimentum, fr. alere to nourish; akin to Goth. alan to grow, Icel. ala to nourish: cf. F. aliment. See {Old}.] 1. That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The… …

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  • 195 Alimony — Al i*mo*ny, n. [L. alimonia, alimonium, nourishment, sustenance, fr. alere to nourish.] 1. Maintenance; means of living. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An allowance made to a wife out of her husband s estate or income for her support, upon her divorce… …

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  • 196 boscage — os cage, n. [OF. boscage grove, F. bocage, fr. LL. boscus, buscus, thicket, wood. See 1st {Bush}.] 1. A growth of trees or shrubs; underwood; a thicket; thick foliage; a wooded landscape. [1913 Webster] 2. (O. Eng. Law) Food or sustenance for… …

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  • 197 Bread — (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre[ a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br[ o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or meal by… …

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  • 198 Bread and butter — Bread Bread (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre[ a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br[ o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or… …

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  • 199 Bread tree — Bread Bread (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre[ a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br[ o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or… …

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  • 200 Brown bread — Bread Bread (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre[ a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br[ o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or… …

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