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(vēs), Gr. Issa, Ital. Lissa, island, 35 sq mi (91 sq km), Croatia, off the Dalmatian coast in the Adriatic. A popular resort, its chief industries are fishing, citrus farming, and wine making. Its chief town, also named Vis, is a picturesque village on the north coast. Ancient Issa was a Greek colony from the 4th cent. B.C. and later prospered under the Romans. From 996 to 1797 it was a Venetian possession, and in the Napoleonic Wars (1803–15) it changed hands among the Austrians, the French, and the British. From the Congress of Vienna (1815) until 1918 the island belonged to Hungary. Two important naval battles occurred off Vis: in 1811, the British won a victory over the French, and in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 the Austrians under Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff thoroughly defeated the Italian fleet. There are many ancient remains on the island, notably Roman baths, mosaic pavements, and several old Roman Catholic and Orthodox Eastern churches.



an island in the Adriatic Sea, in the group of Dalmatian Islands, belonging to Yugoslavia. Area, 90.3 sq km; population, about 7,000 (1961). The island is composed of chalky limestones. Its relief is a strongly karsted plateau reaching 587 m in altitude in the west. The average January temperature is about 19° C and that of July is 24° C. Precipitation is about 560 mm a year. Vis is covered with evergreen oak forests and shrubs. There is viticulture and sea fishing. The town of Vis is in the north.

vis, vice, vise

A spiral staircase generally of stone, whose steps wind around a central shaft or newel; a screw stair.


(1) (Voice Information Service) A variety of voice processing service applications.

(2) (Visible Image Size) The actual viewing area on a CRT. In the late 1990s, the CRT industry had an honesty attack and began to provide the actual viewing size along with the overall designation (14", 15", 17" etc.) which had always been slightly exaggerated. See viewable image.
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5) Voir Loi d'interpretation, LRC 1985, c I-21, art 8(1).
7) Sur cette question, voir Ysolde Gendreau, << Surfacing: The Canadian Intellectual Property Identity >> dans Ysolde Gendreau, dir, An Emerging Intellectual Property Paradigm: Perspectives from Canada, Cheltenham (UK), Edward Elgar, 2008, 295 [Gendreau, << The Canadian IP Identity >>].
Voir LIPR, supra note 8, art 112 et s, particulierement art 113d).
Voir aussi Charkaoui (Re), 2003 CF 882 au para 67, [2004] 1 RCF 528 [Charkaoui 2003]; Charkaoui (Re), 2004 CAF 421 au para 105, [2005] 2 RCF 299 [Charkaoui 2004].
The nature and scope of voir dire is within the discretion of the military judge, (12) but most military judges will allow you to ask questions.
Now that we have discussed the four goals of voir dire (information gathering, education, rapport, and persuasion) and how they relate to the three parts of voir dire (individual written examination, individual oral examination, and group oral examination), we can build an easy framework for deciding how to conduct voir dire, when we decide to do it at all.
19) Numerous jurors failed to reveal their potentially prejudicial views or other pertinent information during voir dire.
27) From the information they gathered after conducting these pseudo-jurors' post-trial interviews, Zeisel and Diamond made a comparable conclusion to Broeder's: "[O]n the whole, the voir dire as conducted in these trials did not provide sufficient information for attorneys to identify prejudiced jurors.
Then, multiple voir dires were conducted twice a week for two consecutive weeks in a moot courtroom, with a uniformed sheriff, clerk, attorneys and a judge.
This correlation to past research lead to the observation that "it seems from the direction and magnitude of the change scores that during a judge-conducted voir dire jurors attempted to report not what they truly thought or felt about an issue, but instead what they believed the judge wanted to hear.
Pour clore la liste, qui n'est bien entendu pas exhaustive, rapportons ce dialogue entre le meme Ja'far al-Sadiq et un de ses disciples qui lui demande si, le Jour de la Resurrection, les croyants inities (al-mu'minun) pourront voir Dieu.
2) Sur les prolongements de cette question jusqu'aux temps moderne et contemporain voir maintenant R.