I remember a friend of mine who was an officer in the Dictionary Society told me that the Society had filed an amicus brief in a constitutional law case, urging the SCOTUS to read a phrase in the Constitution in light of the definition of the term in the 18th century. Apparently that strict constructionist, Scalia, just laughed at the brief. I don't recall what the case was--sorry!
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