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 n.— «The move would give Scotland’s local authorities, who would be able to apply for Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos), greater clout in trying to deal with unruly tenants.…It would be unprecedented for the police to apply direct to the civil courts in Scotland, and Mr McLeish has gone along with this and proposed only council involvement in seeking Asbos.» —“Minister seeks legislation for stronger powers over anti-social tenants” by Raymond Duncan The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland) Nov. 17, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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