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2005-07-29 19:47:32

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A lightning strike in California killed a Boy Scout troop leader and left a scout on life support, according to local authorities and a media report on Friday -- the second such tragedy for the group this week.


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'.