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Oct 25, 2022
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This week’s words
misophonia
lawfare
gerontocracy
gamesmanship
phonophobia

lawfare
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lawfare

PRONUNCIATION:
(LAW-fare)

MEANING:
noun: The use of the legal system to overwhelm an opponent.

ETYMOLOGY:
From law + warfare. Earliest documented use: 1975.

USAGE:
“‘What we’re seeing in Manila is lawfare,’ says Australian journalist and press freedom advocate Peter Greste. ‘The government doesn’t need to be successful. It just needs to throw enough cases at Rappler and hope that something sticks, and if it doesn’t, you end up tying them up in court, costing them enormous amounts of money and time, and causing massive mental stress.’”
Tim Elliott; Hot Press; Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Sep 18, 2021.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. -Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor (25 Oct 1881-1973)

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