The usual ecclesiastical punishment for the offence was an acknowledgment of the baselessness
of the imputation, which was made by the defamer (usually while wearing a white sheet) in the vestry room of the church in the presence of the clergyman and church wardens, and an apology to the person defamed (ibid at 551-52).
Hertz wrote of "the utter baselessness
of this revolutionary view of Israel's history and religion" (Genesis, Additional Notes).
According to the communique, Anderson refused to appear before a criminal court in India in view of the " earlier treatment" meted out to him by the Indian authorities and the baselessness
of the charges against him.
This is true also of his treatment of leftism in today's culture and society: briefly and succinctly, but effectively, he brings out the baselessness
, and even the nihilism, that lies behind today's typical leftist thinking.
22 (2004) ("To illustrate the baselessness
of [a position to the contrary] consider the following: Does Congress's omission of dog walkers on the list of excluded employees require their recognition as employees under the Act?
Had counsel conducted a reasonable investigation, they would have easily discovered the baselessness
of these cancer claims.