Best

(redirected from the best of three)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

Best

1. Charles Herbert. 1899--1978, Canadian physiologist: associated with Banting and Macleod in their discovery of insulin in 1922
2. George. born 1946, Northern Ireland footballer

Best

 

(Persian), in the common law of Iran, the right of sanctuary (inviolability) in sacred and inviolable places. The custom of offering sanctuary in the most revered religious places (temples, mosques, tombs, and so forth) is widespread in the Islamic countries of the East. Beginning in the 19th century, best was sometimes extended to foreign embassies, missions, and other institutions enjoying extraterritoriality.

People often had recourse to best as a sign of protest against the tyranny and oppression of the authorities. In such cases best assumed the character of mass political demonstrations accompanied by the closing of bazaars, stores, and workshops by their owners. Best was widely used during the Iranian Revolution of 1905–1911.

References in periodicals archive ?
Game 2 of the best of three Inter-Color Championship matches of the 2nd Moneygram FCBG 38th Season 1st Conference 2012 Basketball Tournament will take place on July 13 at the Muharraq Gym, Arad, Kingdom of Bahrain.
A 7lb rainbow was the best of three caught by Jim Allen, while 6lb fish were put on the scales by Dave Pearce, Les White and Mike Penerey.
"What You Hear in the Dark: New and Selected Poems" includes selections of the best of three previously published books of poetry by Sonia Gernes, including her book, "A Breeze Called the Fremantle Doctor: Poems/Tales," published in 1997.

Full browser ?