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pree kuhn di shuhn

  • n  an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
  • n  an assumption that is taken for granted
  • n  a condition that is a prerequisite
  • v  put into the required condition beforehand

  • Many Muslim leaders were also outraged, insisting that Islam does not demand virginity as a precondition for marriage, and claimed that the ruling belied the judge's archaic .
  • Making his release the precondition for a truce that Hamas needs is also making maximum use of Israel's leverage, the argument goes.
  • For example, a precondition could be pardoning a women in a rape case, or more likely limiting photo-ops at the meeting.
News & Articles

  • Israelis oppose prisoner release
    JERUSALEM, June 11 (UPI) -- A majority of Israelis oppose releasing Palestinian prisoners as a precondition to peace talks, a poll sponsored by the Knesset's Land of Israel caucus found.
    June 11, 2013 - UPI

  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    Stabilization of our financial system is an essential precondition for economic recovery,Bernanke told lawmakers on Wednesday.
  • Angela Merkel in International Herald Tribune
    Merkel said Tuesday that the quick passage of a rescue package is "the precondition for creating new confidence on the markets - and that is of incredibly great significance."
  • Abdullah Gul in Forbes
    Secularism - one of the main principles of our republic - is a precondition for social peace as much as it is a liberating model for different lifestyles,Gul said. "As long as I am in office, I will embrace all our citizens without any...

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