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Per

[Latin, By, through, or by means of.]

per

prep. from Latin for "by means of" or simply, "by" as in "per day" (by day) or "per capita" (by head).

See: thereby

PER. By. When a writ of entry is sued out against the alienee, or descendant of the original disseisor, it is then said to be brought in the per, because the writ states that the tenant had not the entry but by the original wrong doer. 3 Bl. Com. 181. See Entry, writ of.

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They charge a fair price and make ten per cent profit for the State.
If my memory be right they amount to twenty per cent.
The commission is usually one and a half; will you have two -- three -- five per cent, or even more?
Mr Burd points out that this passage is imitated directly from Cicero's "De Officiis": "Nam cum sint duo genera decertandi, unum per disceptationem, alterum per vim; cumque illud proprium sit hominis, hoc beluarum; confugiendum est ad posterius, si uti non licet superiore.
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers, with provisions enough to carry them a thousand li, the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day.
One hundred and twenty-five dollars is a great deal of money," he added, aloud, "and the interest, at 7 per cent, will come to $1.
There are strandings and strandings, but I am safe to say that 90 per cent.
Our loves are not given, but only lent, At compound interest of cent per cent.
The twenty thousand livres I had of you are still employed in my trade, in which they bring me nine per cent.
confide in your Honour's humble servant for adequate remuneration per hoondi per annum three hundred rupees a year to one expensive education St Xavier, Lucknow, and allow small time to forward same per hoondi sent to any part of India as your Honour shall address yourself This servant of your Honour has presently no place to lay crown of his head, but going to Benares by train on account of persecution of old woman talking so much and unanxious residing Saharunpore in any domestic capacity.
Standing on one leg three hours, to show off new-style strapped pants at 12 1/2 cents per leg per hour.
Why, from the pleasant and businesslike manner in which the transaction is carried out, it might be a large purchase in the three per cents.