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This term properly includes all functions under the government, except military functions. In general it is confined to functions in the great administrative departments of state. See Hope v. New Orleans, 100 La. 345, 30 South. 842; People v. Cram, 29 Misc. Rep. 359, 01 N. Y. Supp. 858.


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