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2008-06-18 18:00:19

Who hasn't gone to the beach, stuffed their wallet into an old sneaker and taken off for a walk? Who hasn't left their iPod, car keys, or electronic games under a t-shirt and asked a complete stranger to keep an eye on things while they play in the surf? What can be riskier than that? Not much.


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'.