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Insula

 

a multistoried ancient Roman dwelling usually constructed of brick, with rooms or apartments that were rented out. The three- to five-storied dwellings appeared no later than the third century B.C. The apartments were usually grouped around a small court and often occupied an entire block. They made up a large part of the Roman cities.

insula

1. In Roman town planning, a block of buildings surrounded by streets.
2. A Roman apartment house occupying such a block.
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Recommendation: To improve OIA's ability to require insular areas to efficiently complete projects and expend funds, the Secretary of the Interior should direct Interior's Office of the Solicitor to prepare a detailed written evaluation of OIA's existing authorities that could be used to ensure the more efficient use of funds by insular areas, and work with OIA officials to use such authorities as appropriate and to identify the need, if any, for additional authority.
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