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There is no difference in meaning. In this case, "unlawful" is a synonym of "illegal." The sign could just as well read "it's illegal to feed wildlife" – it would mean the same thing to the vast majority of people. The first definition the Merriam-Webster online dictionary gives for unlawful: not lawful : illegal


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In the context of this sign and the US Park Service, there may be no difference between "unlawful" and "illegal". Some laws prohibit certain activities, making them illegal, i.e. against the law. Most of the time there are penalties or sanctions against illegal activity. Outside of criminal law, some laws prescribe or specify certain activities. For ...


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In United States criminal law there is no difference between "illegal" and "unlawful." Mostly this is because of something called "substantive due process," a right which is guaranteed under the 14th Amendment and which (in part) demands that laws must not be so vague as to leave someone unsure of whether his actions are criminal. In particular, any law ...


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An 'heir' receives the gift from the deceased based on 'degree of consanguinity', i.e. blood relation to the deceased. The heir does not receive the gift through a disposition in the deceased's will when the deceased either left no will or the deceased left a will but the will was invalidated for lack of capacity, undue influence, etc. In such a case the ...


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The phone (short form of telephone) is a device by which speech is transmitted over distance. Earlier phones were connected by wire. Some are still connected by wire and are phones, not mobile phones. Many others are connected by radio waves and each is a "mobile phone", or "mobile". So a mobile is a particular type of phone.


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Do not use it. There is no such term. The nearest correct term is With respect to With respect to Section 13 of the contract, my client would like to suggest a change. To compare: In terms of In terms of enforceability, the contract is weak.


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You have (or live) a life, you are a being. Beings have lives. As a matter of interest, the plural of "life" is of course "lives", but in a word like "still-life" (a painting with only inanimate objects), the plural is "still-lifes".


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Yes, you could probably get away with using them interchangeably. However, as always, there are shades of meaning at play. An "aberration" is something aberrant, like one penny in a jar of nickels. "Aberrance" is the degree to which something is aberrant. There would be more aberrance associated with a snail in a jar of nickels. "Aberrancy" names the ...


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The following extract helps understand the difference between a research article and a research paper: Research paper and research articles are pieces of writing that require critical analysis, inquiry, insight, and demonstration of some special skills from students and scientists. It is really overwhelming for students when their teachers ask them ...



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