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2008-08-21 12:01:29

A young girl being worshiped in Nepal as a "living goddess" may leave her palace home and attend school with others her age, a court has ruled. Prompted by a legal complaint that argued a young girl's rights shouldn't be violated by locking her in a palace to be worshiped by others, the Supreme Court ruled that 9-year-old Preeti Shakya should have a public education, The Times of London said Thursday. The "living goddess" tradition in Nepal involves choosing a young girl to serve as...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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