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Special law

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Special law an act of the legislature which has reference to a particular person, place, or interest; a private law; -- in distinction from a general law or public law.
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Usage

In literature:

Otherwise there would be no need of these special laws.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
He will specially detest the atheists, and, next to atheists, all who venture to disregard his arbitrary laws.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
In this country we have no special law of precedence, and these bridal luncheons are more or less informal.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
It was special legislation enacted to pay particular debts, and the law was repealed as soon as it had done its duty.
"The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume 1." by James Fenimore Cooper
Miss Law was specially influenced with regard to her poems, in which Bessie took a warm interest.
"Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind" by Frances Martin
Their law was founded originally on the general national (or provincial) law, on custom, and on special privilege.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
He (Mr. T.) claimed special attention to some short extracts from those laws.
"Discussion on American Slavery" by George Thompson
That which it pleased him to call little, Plato regarded as a special form of the universal law of attraction.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Except in special cases specified in the law, trials are public.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
In the spoken drama the laws of rhetoric regulate the actor's use of speech, but under conditions of a special nature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Do we have to go to Earth, 'specially when it'd be against the law?
"The Impossible Voyage Home" by Floyd L. Wallace
But the law of Christ would avail them little for their special privileges.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
Arrival, Special Laws, Famous Jews in English history.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Special laws and rules are made, just for war.
"Under Fire For Servia" by Colonel James Fiske
The law compels every prisoner, unless specially exempted, to spend an hour a day in school.
"Manslaughter" by Alice Duer Miller
In constitutional law, appropriation is the assignment of money for a special purpose.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Certainly law is not special as science has seemed to be.
"The Will to Doubt" by Alfred H. Lloyd
Who are ye, ye men of worldly wisdom, that ye should look on the law as your special inheritance and possession?
"John the Baptist: A Play" by Hermann Sudermann
A special feature is the library, which is exceedingly rich in works on constitutional law.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
By law they may be taken for scientific purposes only, by special licence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

Special Jurymen of England! who admire your country's laws,
And proclaim a British Jury worthy of the realm's applause;
Gayly compliment each other at the issue of a cause
Which was tried at Guildford 'sizes, this day week as ever was.
"Damages, Two Hundred Pounds" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Unto that august tribunal comes a gentleman in grief,
(Special was the British Jury, and the Judge, the Baron Chief,)
Comes a British man and husband—asking of the law relief;
For his wife was stolen from him—he'd have vengeance on the thief.
"Damages, Two Hundred Pounds" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

A federal appeals court has struck down a Michigan law that requires beverage companies to put a special mark on returnable cans and bottles sold in the state.
Lansing — A federal appeals court struck down a Michigan law that forces beverage companies to put a special identifying mark on returnable cans and bottles sold in the state.
Law at home in Saratoga Special bureau .
The Thoroughbred Times has folded, costing him his job of 14 years, but Saratoga Springs native Tom Law has returned home, running a bureau for the Saratoga Special.
Conditions at Montrose Co. Law enforcement all over the state posted up at Red Robins restaurants in an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics.
"Herman Cain and others have already disclosed that there was a confidential settlement," says Joel P Bennett, a Washington-based attorney specializing in employment law, who also represented the woman when she negotiated her settlement.
City should hire special counsel for pot law.
Richland County's top law officer is inviting the public to a special festival to celebrate fall.
Law at home in Saratoga Special bureau.
Glen Oaks Community College was the site of special training Tuesday for St Joseph County law enforcement.
Elder Law is a specialized field of law focusing on the unique needs of the elderly.
An attorney specializing in family law and bankruptcy.
In the mid-80s, my 100-year old national law firm scheduled a special course during the firm's annual meeting described as an opportunity for the firm's women attorneys to learn how to negotiate with men.
Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new law requiring municipalities to reveal all details concerning special sales tax deals.
Law enforcement carry torch today for Special Olympics.
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In science:

Khanna (1998) has derived the general relativistic Ohm’s law for two-component plasma and concluded that it has no new terms as compared with special relativity in the limit of quasi-neutral plasma.
Ohm's Law for Plasma in General Relativity and Cowling's Theorem
On representation of densities of stable laws by special functions.
On classical and free stable laws
The speciality of the specific perturbation in Eq. (31) is that there are no corrections to O(x2 ) and the the conservation law Eq. (21) commute exactly.
Parameter Dependent Commuting Matrices, Pl\"ucker relations and Related Quantum Glass Models
Remark 5.4 Specializing the sequence {an}n∈N to a power law, i.e. taking an = nα, we can express the content of Theorem 5.2 in an informal way as fol lows.
Random Time-Dependent Quantum Walks
Since averaged over the law of (W0, M), the set W is distributed as a Brownian web, it follows that for a.e. realization of (W0, M), the compact set W ⊂ Π will satify all the a.s. properties of a Brownian web, such as the z and π↑z for classification of special points.
Stochastic flows in the Brownian web and net
In our special situation, the result of the lemma is easily obtained by direct calculations using the explicit form of the law of Sn and Stirling’s formula.
Scaling limits of random trees and planar maps
The way in which it is special manifests itself, in our approach, by the fact that the Wong equations for the local translation generators P a (x, p), and the Lorentz force law for pµ (the Heisenberg equations of motion), must coincide.
On the equation of motion for test particles in an ambient gravitational field as the Wong equation for a generalized gauge theory
This mechanism has been of special interest to network science because it models the emergence of power-law distributions for the number of links per node.
Structural preferential attachment: Network organization beyond the link
We present dielectric spectroscopy data obtained for gallium-doped Cd0.99Mn0.01 Te:Ga mixed crystals which exhibit a very special case of the two-power-law relaxation pattern with the high-frequency power-law exponent equal to 1.
Experimental Evidence of the Role of Compound Counting Processes in Random Walk Approaches to Fractional Dynamics
In the special case when the law L(n) of the entries has a bounded density growing at most polynomially in n, then arguing as in, it is possible to prove that the convergence in theorem 1.2 holds almost surely.
Spectrum of Markov generators on sparse random graphs
Special thanks for numerous discussions are due to Zdzis law Burda.
Maximal-entropy random walk unifies centrality measures
For instance for the DP with ai = 1, bi = α we obtain a exponential distribution of cluster sizes and for a special case of the PYP with ai = 1 − β, bi = i × β we find a power law distribution of the cluster sizes.
Gibbs Sampling for (Coupled) Infinite Mixture Models in the Stick Breaking Representation
The case p = 1/2 is special and gives rise to power law decay.
Random Walks between Leaves of Random Networks
For some special values of β, however, ua(y ) will correspond exactly to uc (y ), so that the power-law tail of ud (y ) does not contribute.
Large N Expansion for 4-Epsilon Dimensional Oriented Manifolds in Random Media
Our criteria for selecting a model are: (i) it should predict already known laws or reasonable new laws, (ii) it should have a clear geometric foundation and have a logical consistency and (iii) it should agree with special cases, mainly the algebraically special metrics or analogies with flat-space Maxwell theory.
On Extracting Physical Content from Asymptotically Flat Space-Time Metrics
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