Constitution and Declaration of Independence Words

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There are 29 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
Abdicated
gave up a right, responsibility or duty

Abridging
reducing or restricting

Absolved
set free or released

Accommodation
the process of adapting or adjusting to someone or something

Acquiesce
agree without protest

Adhering
being attached as a follower

Adjourn
postpone action of a convened legislative body until another time specified

Admiralty and maritime jurisdiction
maritime—related to the sea or sailing—and admiralty jurisdiction covers things done upon and relating to the sea, lakes and rivers. These include transactions relating to commerce and navigation, as well as damages and injuries. Formerly these laws were administered by admirals, which explains their name.

Admit
allow

Affected
to seek to obtain; to aim at; aspire to

Affirmation
a formal legal declaration by a person who declines to take an oath for reasons of conscience (compare to oath)

Allegiance
tie or obligation of a person to his king or government

Ambassador
a government official of the highest rank sent by one nation to live in another nation as its representative

Annihilation
being wiped out completely

Appeal
to make a request to a higher court asking that a case be reheard or reviewed; 2) to make an urgent request

Appellate
relating to appeals, which are reviews of lower court decisions by a higher court

Application
formal request to an authority; the act of making such a request

Apportioned
divided and allocated

Appropriation
1) money set aside for a particular use; 2) assigning for a particular use

Arbitrary
1) not based on a known reason or rule; at the whim of someone else, such as a tyrant; 2) absolute or unrestricted

Arsenals
places for making or storing weapons and other munitions.

Article
a section or part of a written document such as a constitution, treaty or contract

Ascertained
established

Assent
agreement or consent

Assume
to take

At large
1) in general; 2) in complete detail or fully

Attainder
the loss of a person’s civil rights and property because he has been sentenced to death or outlawed

Attained
reached

Attainted
punished by attainderpunished by attainder


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