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2006-04-12 18:27:14

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Reuters) - A black civil rights activist was shot and seriously wounded on Wednesday in what authorities said was a targeted attack outside City Hall, where he had been speaking. Michael Bailey, a city bus driver who calls himself Gen.


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'.