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STAPLE, intern. law. The right of staple as exercised by a people upon foreign merchants, is defined to be, that they may not allow them to set their merchandises and wares to sale but in a certain place.
     2. This practice is not in use in the United States. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 103; 4 Inst. 238; Malone, Lex Mere. 237; Bac. Ab. Execution, B 1. Vide Statute Staple.

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With a sector like dried pasta, which many people regard as a not particularly exciting staple food, we have to get creative to move with the times and add value to our offering," said Bell.
A joint working team made up of ministry officials and producers of staple food, including oil and sugar, was installed on Thursday.
The Package, he observed, would make possible the provision of the staple food to the people at lower prices.
ISLAMABAD, June 23 -- The prices of staple food like pulses, basmati rice and condiments like coriander, powdered salt, turmeric and red chilies registered a relatively higher increase in June compared to previous month, said FAFEN's Retail Price Monitor, released here on Tuesday.
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