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 for Club law
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Club \Club\ (kl[u^]b), n. [Cf. Icel. klubba, klumba, club,
     klumbuf[=o]ir a clubfoot, SW. klubba club, Dan. klump lump,
     klub a club, G. klumpen clump, kolben club, and E. clump.]
     1. A heavy staff of wood, usually tapering, and wielded with
        the hand; a weapon; a cudgel.
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              But make you ready your stiff bats and clubs;
              Rome and her rats are at the point of battle.
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     2. [Cf. the Spanish name bastos, and Sp. baston staff, club.]
        Any card of the suit of cards having a figure like the
        trefoil or clover leaf. (pl.) The suit of cards having
        such figure.
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     3. An association of persons for the promotion of some common
        object, as literature, science, politics, good fellowship,
        etc.; esp. an association supported by equal assessments
        or contributions of the members.
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              They talked
              At wine, in clubs, of art, of politics. --Tennyson.
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              He [Goldsmith] was one of the nine original members
              of that celebrated fraternity which has sometimes
              been called the Literary Club, but which has always
              disclaimed that epithet, and still glories in the
              simple name of the Club.              --Macaulay.
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     4. A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a
        contribution to a common fund.
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              They laid down the club.              --L'Estrange.
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              We dined at a French house, but paid ten shillings
              for our part of the club.             --Pepys.
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     Club law, government by violence; lynch law; anarchy.
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     Club root (Bot.), a disease of cabbages, by which the roots
        become distorted and the heads spoiled.
     Club topsail (Naut.), a kind of gaff topsail, used mostly
        by yachts having a fore-and-aft rig. It has a short "club"
        or "jack yard" to increase its spread.
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