|1.||The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.|
|2.||The reach and positiveness with which a person can remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his memory was never wrong.|
|3.||The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth; memories of foreign lands.|
|4.||The time within which past events can be or are remembered; as, within the memory of man.|
|5.||Something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence, character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance, history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became only a memory.|
MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a
crime, so far as intention is necessary.
2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the
understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory,
we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf.
on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a
man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the
relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade
over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a
breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased
to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk.
b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.
MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered
by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of
Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or
contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are
held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial
custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R.
450; 4 Price's R. 198.
, archetypal pattern
, disk memory
, dressing ship
, drum memory
, father image
, flourish of trumpets
, heroic legend
, high-speed memory
, immortal name
, looking back
, marking the occasion
, memory trace
, memory tubes
, religious rites
, ritual observance
, solemn observance
, storage system
, storage unit
, tape memory
, testimonial banquet
, testimonial dinner
, traumatic trace
, unconscious memory
, undying fame