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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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Currently, 24 of those members have opted to become Benefactor members and support FSF safety programs at the highest level.
The FSF hope their high-profile support will eventually pave the way for other big-hitters to speak up in support and reports that Manchester United may be ready to declare their backing are encouraging.
Many advisors and coalition commanders try to "take command" of their FSF units when they start to lose patience or trust with their counterpart leaders, but the aggressive pursuit of unity of command is highly counterproductive in SFA.
The FSF is instrumental in fighting for fans' interests.
FSF said that editorial for the new magazine will include articles on: accident trends analysis, accident prevention strategies, flight operations issues, human factors and aero-medical concerns, cabin safety, airport operations safety, maintenance procedures and safety, helicopter operations and corporate aviation issues.
FSF Cymru has been set up with funding from the Home Office and is similar to the England Travel Club, which has proved a huge success over the border.
Andrew Crockett, FSF chairman, told a press conference that such problems are ''not confined to Enron.
The meeting marked the first regional meeting of the FSF in the Asia-Pacific region.
In the FSF, we have a forum where we talk and share views on potential vulnerabilities of the financial system.
The FSF is first preformed and then placed in an injection mold to be over-molded so that it becomes embedded in the housing.
Participating low income families have been referred by local social service agencies, not-for-profits and homeless shelters that work closely with FSF.