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2008-08-10 15:00:38

The undersized, seventh-grade boy slumps in his chair, seething. His minimalist responses are grunts at worst, a mumbled phrase at best. Sometimes he responds merely by glaring into the eyes of the questioner. The adults sigh helplessly.


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'.