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MATE. The second officer on board of a merchant ship or vessel.
     2. He has the right to sue in the admiralty as a common mariner for wages. 1. Pet. Adm. Dee. 246.
     3. When, on the death of the master, the mate assumes the command, he succeeds to the rights and duties of the principal officer. 1 Sumn. 157; 3 Mason, 161; 4 Mason, 196; See 7 Conn. 239; 4 Mason, 641 4 Wash. C. C. 838.

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I've spoken to him a lot in recent days," Mata said.
The game against Tottenham can be a good boost of confidence for us," said Mata.
Mata calmly slotted the ball past Simon Mignolet to hand United an early lead and he gave his team a two-goal cushion with a wonder goal just after Steven Gerrard's senseless dismissal.
As Juan Mata continues to enjoy the game with Manchester United and learning from all the greatest strikers who greatly contributed to paving the way for Manchester United to compete to the top of the Premier League, one can only expect so much to unfold during the championships.
Mata said that they feel the manager is a great manager who has brought a strong mentality, and added that United is made for a winning mentality and he feels that Van Gl has it.
Despite the comprehensive defeat to Holland, Mata said Spain - who lost their opening game to Switzerland in South Africa four years ago but went on to win the World Cup - should not be written off after one loss.
Mata added a second from close range five minutes after the restart and Javier Hernandez put the result beyond doubt 15 minutes later, before substitute Januzaj wrapped up a comfortable win with a late fourth goal.
United fans saw that when the trio of Van Persie, Rooney and Mata play then one of the three's position is sacrificed.
After meeting with Mata yesterday, Moyes made the short trip to Bolton to watch Cardiff win 1–0 in the FA Cup.
To prevent Rooney being even discussed within the Mata deal, United tabled their bid through the Spaniard's representative Colin Pomforde.
IN THE BRIEF SPAN OF SOME 40 YEARS MATA ORTIZ, A VILLAGE IN northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico, has achieved worldwide fame for the number of local potters producing high quality ware.
MIDFIELDER Juan Mata hopes to have his best season yet in Chelsea blue despite beginning the campaign on the periphery under Jose Mourinho.