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Banality

 

in feudal Western Europe, the monopolistic right of a feudal lord to demand that his serfs mill grain, bake bread, press grapes, and perform other duties exclusively in the mill, oven, and winepress belonging to the lord. The feudal lord extracted requisitions in kind from the peasants—flour, wine, and so forth—or, later, money payments for the right to perform these economic operations on his manor.

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Banal in common English language is trite, commonplace, mundane.
The reed thing Destacamento swatted five shots and his inside presence allowed Banal and Montuano to work their way on the offensive end.
Instead of encountering the novelty of "becoming-with" new technologies and recognizing their interruptive and disruptive novelty, we experience instead the digital banal, a lack of awareness of how much mediation colors experience.
Banal and FeSCAP for being our partner in continuously bridging our relationship with our pensioners.
Academics who have conducted studies in Scotland (e.g., Law, 2001; Petersoo, 2007; Rosie, Petersoo, MacInnes, Condor, & Kennedy, 2006), however, question some aspects of Billig's theory in "stateless nations," especially the use of deixis as an indicator of banal nationalism.
In among the sometimes compelling, often banal theorizing about tango's cultural significance, the most apposite comment of all belongs to Cristina Rey.
In spite of her efforts, however, the production does not go beyond the limits of the obvious, or even of the banal, to fully justify the connection to Beckett.
Arendt, as everyone knows, envisioned even the extreme evil which produced the Holocaust as merely "banal."
The only condition: be it cubism, literary minimalism, or rock and roll, a style borrowed from the West must be sufficiently banal to be useful.
Already without head coach Chris Gavina, who had to prioritize his duties with PBA team Rain or Shine, the Strikers also did not have reigning Most Valuable Player Gab Banal and sniper Oping Sumalinog.
Rocky Acidre and comebacking Gab Banal combined down the stretch as the Strikers picked up their third straight victory and improved their win-loss record to 11-9.
The Strikers, who stunned the Manila Stars last week, climbed to 10-9, behind the team-high 20 points of Mark Montuano, the 17 of Pangilinan, the 13 of Rocky Acidre, and the triple-double (10 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists) of Gab Banal. It was the second straight triple-double for Banal, the league's record holder in the category.