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Open Vagrancy

in law, term applied to the offense of persons who are without visible means of support or domicile while able to work. State laws and municipal

Open Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

1782-1862 Eighth President of the United States Martin Van Buren was the primary architect of the Jacksonian Democratic Party in the 1820s, its most

Open Vandalism

The crime of vandalism varies greatly. However, most vandalism occurs against property that is on street level. Vehicles, warehouses, residential and

Van der Post, Laurens

South African writer. His books, many of them autobiographical tales of adventure with anthropological themes, reflect his fascination with diverse

Van Kleeck, Mary, 1883-1972

Mary van Kleeck was a prominent social scientist, reformer, feminist, and social worker. From her base as a social science researcher with the Russell

Verhofstadt, Guy, 1953-

Belgian politician, prime minister 1999–2008. A Flemish Liberal, Verhofstadt headed a ‘rainbow’ coalition after his centre-right party made

Open Veterans Day
Veterans Day

On November 11, 1918, the armistice between the Allied and Central Powers that halted the fighting in World War I was signed in Marshal Ferdinand


Exercise by a sovereign, branch of legislature, or other political power, of the right to prevent the enactment or operation of a law, or the taking

Open Vice-Presidents

an official of a rank below a president, who can take the president's place if necessary When President Kennedy was assassinated, Vice-President

Open Vico, Giambattista, 1668-1744
Vico, Giambattista, 1668-1744

Italian philosopher, historian and rhetorician. Born and educated in Naples, Vico graduated in law in 1694 and was Professor of Rhetoric at the