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ukase An authoritative proclamation; an edict, especially from the tsarist Russian government.
ulotrichous Having woolly or crispy hair.
ulster A long, loose overcoat of rough material.
ultra vires Beyond the legal power or authority of a person or body.
ultracrepidarian Of a critic, giving opinions on something beyond his or her knowledge.
umber A brown or reddish pigment used in painting, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese.
Umschlag 1. plötzliche Veränderung, Umschwung (Stimmungs~, Witterungs~) 2. Papierhülle um ein Buch oder Heft
undine 1. A female water-sprite or nymph. 2. The elemental being of water.
Uniat A member of an Eastern Church that is in union with the Roman Catholic Church, acknowledges the Roman pope as supreme in matters of faith, but maintains its own liturgy, discipline and rite.
unknot In knot theory, a loop that is not knotted.
unmittelbar ohne örtlich. oder zeitl. Zwischenraum, sofort, gleich
unnun To remove from the condition of being a nun. "Many did quickly unnun and disfriar themselves." - Fuller
uremia Uremia or uraemia is the illness accompanying kidney failure (also called renal failure), in particular the nitrogenous waste products associated with the failure of this organ.
Uriah Heep Uriah Heep is a fictional character created by Charles Dickens in his novel David Copperfield.
Ustache The Ustaše Croatian Revolutionary Movement was a Croatian fascist anti-Yugoslav separatist movement. The ideology of the movement was a blend of fascism, Nazism, Croatian ultranationalism, and Roman Catholic Clericalist Fundamentalism. The Ustaše supported the creation of a Greater Croatia that would span to the River Drina and to the border of Belgrade. The movement emphasized the need for a racially "pure" Croatia and promoted persecution and genocide against Serbs, Jews and Roma people.
uti possidetis Uti possidetis is a principle in international law that territory and other property remains with its possessor at the end of a conflict, unless provided for by treaty. Originating in Roman law, this principle enables a belligerent party to claim territory that it has acquired by war. The term has historically been used to legally formalize territorial conquests, such as the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine by the German Empire in 1871.
uxoricide Uxoricide is murder of one's wife. It can refer to the act itself or the man who carries it out.
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