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11th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a level of sovereign immunity to states by forbidding federal courts from ruling on cases brought against a state by a citizen of another state. The 11th Amendment, ratified in 1795, was passed after the Supreme Court ruled, in Chisholm v. Georgia, in favor of a citizen of South Carolina who was trying to recover debt that was owed him by the state of Georgia. The passage of the amendment overturned this ruling.
apple-polish to try to gain favor with someone by means of flattery.
approval favor, sanction, or positive regard. [1/2 definitions]
argument a reason in favor of or against something. [1/5 definitions]
bask to experience and enjoy approval or favor. [1/3 definitions]
beg to humbly and pleadingly ask a favor of; implore. [1/4 definitions]
blarney skillful or smooth talk, often with some deceit and in an effort to gain favor from the listener. [1/2 definitions]
bless to ask for divine favor for. [1/5 definitions]
blessed worthy of divine favor. [1/4 definitions]
boon1 something beneficial, as a favor or blessing.
boondoggle a valueless project funded by the government solely as a political favor. [1/3 definitions]
bootlick to seek favor by abasing oneself to (someone); toady.
compliment to display affection or respect by a gift or favor. [1/5 definitions]
conquest a person whose love or favor has been captured. [1/3 definitions]
contact a person considered useful or valuable as a means of gaining favor, getting specialized information, or of exerting influence; connection. [1/8 definitions]
counsel to advise in favor of; advocate. [1/6 definitions]
court to seek the favor or affections of. [1/9 definitions]
courtesy a kindness or favor. [1/3 definitions]
courtier one who tries to win favor by flattery or servile behavior. [1/2 definitions]
cracker a cylindrical cardboard party favor that makes a loud crack when opened and contains treats or favors. [1/4 definitions]
deficiency judgment a judicial decision in favor of a creditor for that part of a debt not satisfied by the debtor, esp. following the foreclosure and sale of a mortgage property.