Latest A Dictionary of the English Language Stories
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, APRIL 15: FIRST AMERICAN DICTIONARY Profile America -- Friday, April 15th.
The Oxford English Dictionary has added a new list of words and expressions.
The latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary boasts 22,000 pages of definitions. While that may seem far from succinct, new research suggests the reference manual is meticulously organized to be as concise as possible â€” a format that mirrors the way our brains make sense of and categorize the countless words in our vast vocabulary.
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.