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Important Vocabulary (•)

As you read the background summary of the McCulloch case, look for the important vocabulary words that are italicized.  When you come to one of those terms, look at this page for its definition.  Then, check to see if you understand the definition by either sketching a picture of what you think it means, or by putting it in your own words.  Feel free to add terms from the reading that you would like to practice.

  • charter
    Definition: An authorization to establish an institution or organization
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  • corrupt
    Definition: Dishonest or immoral
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  • regulate
    Definition: To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law
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  • implied (to imply)
    Definition: To express indirectly; suggest
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  • appealed (to appeal)
    Definition: To formally request that a lower court decision be examined and reconsidered by a higher court
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