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2011-04-27 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing Pennsylvania as a "statistical outlier" with regard to when and how it investigates and substantiates child abuse, more than sixty physicians, faith leaders, and organizations urged Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and leaders of the General Assembly to prioritize child abuse prevention and treatment. Pennsylvania's rate of substantiated child abuse consistently deviates from the national rate.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • 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.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.