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 appreciate the wrongfulness of the conduct or to conform such conduct to the requirements of law.
- 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 […]
- American leishmaniasis
american leishmaniasis American leishmaniasis n. See mucocutaneous leishmaniasis.
- American linden
See under (def 1). any tree of the genus Tilia, as T. americana (American linden) or T. europaea (European linden) having fragrant yellowish-white flowers and heart-shaped leaves, grown as an ornamental or shade tree. Compare . the soft, light, white wood of any of these trees, used for making furniture and in the construction of […]