any and all

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From any + and + all.

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any and all

  1. (law) Any, every, each, all; used for emphasis and exactness.
    • 1847 December 22, Abraham Lincoln, "Spot Resolutions" on Mexican War (resolutions offered in the United States House of Representatives), reproduced in 1907, Marion Mills Miller (editor), Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 3,
      Resolved, By the House of Representatives, that the President of the United States be respectfully requested to inform this House—
      [] Whether that settlement is or is not isolated from any and all other settlements by the Gulf and the Rio Grande on the south and west, and by wide uninhabited regions on the north and east.
    • 1912 August 12, H. P. Lovecraft, Last Will and Testament of H.P. Lovecraft,
      I, Howard P. Lovecraft of the city of Providence in the State of Rhode Island, being of sound mind and memory, make, execute and declare this instrument as my last will, hereby revoking any and all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
    • 2009 February 24, Ron Paul, bill # H.R.1146, American Sovereignty Restoration Act,
      As of the date of the enactment of this Act, the United States will end any and all participation in any and all conventions and/or agreements with the United Nations and any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations. Any remaining functions of such conventions and/or agreements shall not be carried out.

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