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1) social welfare. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Modern social welfare measures may include any of the following: the care of destitute adults; the treatment of the mentally ill; the rehabilitation of criminals;...

2) viaticum. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman Catholic Church, Communion given to the dying by a priest. Catholics are obliged to receive the viaticum if they are able and to procure it for others. The...

3) most-favored-nation clause. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The clause ensures equal commercial opportunities, especially concerning import duties and freedom of investment. Generally reciprocal, in the late 19th and early...

4) Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Philadelphia Museum of Art, established in 1875, chartered in 1876. When the city of Philadelphia planned to erect a building to house the Centennial Exposition of...

5) Agana. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Chamorro Hagatna, city (1990 pop. 4,785), capital of the island of Guam, W Pacific, in the Mariana Islands. It is the administrative center of Guam, and most of the...

6) Fair Labor Standards Act. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Fair Labor Standards Act, or Wages and Hours Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1938 to establish minimum living standards for workers engaged directly or indirectly...

7) land-grant colleges and universities. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Morrill Act (1862), which gave to the states federal lands for the establishment of colleges offering programs in agriculture, engineering, and home economics as...

8) pension. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman Empire there was a well-established pension system to care for soldiers who were disabled or had grown old. The French government early in the 19th cent. and...

9) Fourteenth Amendment. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Fourteenth Amendment, addition to the U.S. Constitution, adopted 1868. The amendment comprises five sections. 1 Section 1Section 1 of the amendment declares that...

10) civil law. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman law, as distinguished from common law. Civil law is based on written legal codes, a hallmark of the Roman legal system, in which disputes were settled by reference...

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