a small American falcon, Falco sparverius, that preys especially on grasshoppers and small mammals.
- American labor party
a U.S. political party (1936–56) organized in New York City to gain independent political status for the labor and liberal factions of the Democratic Party.
- American law institute rule
american law institute rule American Law Institute Rule n. A 1962 U.S. rule used as a test of criminal responsibility and stating that an individual accused of a crime is not criminally responsible if at the time of such conduct as a result of mental disease or defect the person lacks substantial capacity either to […]
- American league
one of the two major professional U.S. baseball leagues, established in 1900. Abbreviation: A.L. Contemporary Examples On the way to the 1996 World Series, the Yankees met the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series. 10 Unforgettable Derek Jeter Highlights (VIDEO) Jack Holmes September 28, 2014 Statement of President Barack Obama on Winning the […]
- American legion
a society, organized in 1919, composed of veterans of the armed forces of the U.S. Contemporary Examples There were no protests from the American Legion or the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or howls from indignant Congressmen. The Not-Always-Greatest Generation David Margolick July 11, 2013 A special tax benefit to employers for hiring veterans, which Obama […]