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Portia

(pôr`shə), in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of UranusUranus
, in astronomy, 7th planet from the sun, at a mean distance of 1.78 billion mi (2.87 billion km), with an orbit lying between those of Saturn and Neptune; its period of revolution is slightly more than 84 years.
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Portia

(por -shă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered in 1986 from photographs taken by Voyager 2. See Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Portia

[′pȯr·shə]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 41,070 miles (66,100 kilometers) with a period of 12 hours 21 minutes, and with a diameter of about 68 miles (110 kilometers).

Portia

heiress disguises herself as a lawyer and wins a case for her fiancé’s friend. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice]

Portia

takes own life after husband, Brutus’s, suicide. [Rom. Hist.: Plutarch’s Lives]

Portia

as a lawyer, ingeniously interprets to Shylock the terms of Antonio’s bond. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice]
See: Justice
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Notes: Any requests for clarification or other questions concerning this RFP must be submitted in writing and sent via email to Craig Reem with a copy to Portia Mina (as shown below) no later than August 17, 2016 at 4:00:00 PM, Director of Public Affairs and Portia Mina, CPSM, CPPB, Senior BuyerCommunications, Email: creem@cityofirvine.
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