Constitution and Declaration of Independence Words

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There are 28 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Paralleled
equaled

Pardon
lessening or setting aside the punishment for a crime

Parliament
a group of people that make the laws for a country

Peace
that quiet, order and security which is guaranteed by the laws

People
the group of persons who make up a nation

Perfidy
treachery

Petitioned
made a formal request

Political
relating to government or public affairs

Poll tax
1) a tax per “head”; 2) a tax on each person collected before they may vote. The old English meaning of “poll” was a person’s “head.”

Post roads
roads over which mail is carried

Posterity
all of a person’s descendants; all future generations or future mankind

Powers
1) influential countries; 2) rights or authorities

Prejudice
to injure, or harm because of some action

Prescribe
order or direct

Presentment
a report made by a grand jury of an offense that the grand jury observed or learned during their investigations

President pro tempore
a senator who presides over the U.S. Senate in the absence of the vice president. The vice president of the United States is the official presiding officer of the Senate, but in modern times generally presides over the Senate only on ceremonial occasions or when a tie-breaking vote is needed.

Primary election
a state election to choose candidates for public office. The word “primary” means first. These elections are followed by the election where the final choice is made.

Privileged
exempted

Pro tempore
temporary

Probable cause
a valid reason in presuming someone is guilty of some illegal act

Produce
that which is yielded

Provide
1) make available for use; 2) make adequate preparation; enable or allow

Provided
“provided” is used in legal documents to introduce a condition or requirement

Providence
God or the protective care of nature as a spiritual power

Prudence
good judgment

Public
in open view

Publish
formally announce

Pursuance
the carrying out of something in the way that is expected or required


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