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#153765 - 01/14/06 05:50 PM Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
themilum Offline
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A simple up or down vote will sufice: Roll call...

Do you know the meaning of the term --> aliquot <-- ?

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NO []

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An extraordinary amount of time was given to Alito's not having recused himself from a case in which Vanguard was involved, Vanguard being the mutual-fund company that manages Mr. Alito's money. On this matter, Judge Edward Becker of the 3rd Circuit Court spoke acidly, ...and introduced me [Bill Buckley] to a word I hadn't heard before. Becker explained why, for his own part, he had not recused himself from cases involving Vanguard even though his wife owned shares in the company: "I do not identify Vanguard on my recusal list because I am satisfied that my wife possesses no ownership interest in the Vanguard management company, which is what controls the recusal determination. She's never received a proxy statement, an opportunity to vote for directors or any indicia of ownership other than her aliquot share in the fund to the extent of her investment." Aliquot! Aliquot interests, OK!

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#153766 - 01/14/06 06:03 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
maverick Offline
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Registered: 09/15/00
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Nope; it forms an aliquant part of my vocabulary now though.

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#153767 - 01/14/06 06:06 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
Logwood Offline
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Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 270
Loc: Israel
Ali-what-now?

Nope, nah-ah... no idea... but I'm no pooh-bah nor carpal tunnels.

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#153768 - 01/14/06 06:27 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
dalehileman Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 1773
Loc: Apple Valley, CA, USA
I think it has something to do with the remainder of a division
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#153769 - 01/14/06 06:36 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
[no]

but I do now.

not that I'm ever likely to use it. but you never know. so many words...
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#153770 - 01/14/06 06:43 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
Father Steve Offline
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Registered: 09/06/00
Posts: 2788
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
YES [X] Aliquot is a technical term used in the law of wills, trusts and estates ... a required course in most law schools.

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#153771 - 01/14/06 06:46 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
Father Steve Offline
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Registered: 09/06/00
Posts: 2788
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
Do not ... make ... obvious ... kumquat ... joke ... which themilum ... will not ... find ... funny. [exasperation and exhaustion emoticon]

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#153772 - 01/14/06 06:56 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
I rejected this as a wwftd some time way back for being legalese, or mathematical jargon, which didn't pique my interest -- but had I had an in the news citation...

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#153773 - 01/14/06 07:07 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
yeocomico Offline
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Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 5
Loc: Virginia
I seem to recall that it refers to a measured amount of substance, esp liquid, a divided part of the liquid. ( in addition to mathematical reference) But I may be wrong.

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#153774 - 01/14/06 09:03 PM Re: Quick! Without checking a dictonary. Vote !
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 4988
Loc: Worcester, MA
Aye. From chemistry class, a very long day ago. Aliquot you chapter and verse if you insist. Used in casual conversation as recently as last week. Why do you ask? Is there something special about a defined part or portion?

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