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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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They can now receive the benefit of securities pricing with whatever size mortgage volumes they generate," said Matt Feldman, President of the FHLB Chicago, which operates the MPF Program on behalf of nine Federal Home Loan Banks.
Maybe if MPF can take a lead on this other funds can follow.
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The MPF encourages diversity in management skills around the executive committee through regular high profile campaigns and rigorous awards designed to generate recognition and respect for internal management expertise.
Taking as a basic assumption that the largest municipalities possess greater economic production and, consequently, collect more tributary income and receive larger transfers from the ICMS, the MPF transfer must favor the small municipalities.
The objective of the MPF system is to provide a formal system of retirement protection.
SST's LPC flash products are based on the core feature set of the company's MPF (Multi-Purpose Flash) family -- a family that was created using SST's proprietary SoftPartition uniform 4 KByte-sector architecture and the simple CMOS-compatible SuperFlash manufacturing process.
To date, the MPF has bought and managed more than 2,500 acres of native prairie.
While military instruction was one of the major concerns of the Mocidade Portuguesa, the MPF were expected to 'ter em conta as circunstancias especiais de sexo'.