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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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This included an introspective examination of the scale's factor structure, as well as, an external examination of how the measure relates to other theoretically relevant factors, such as familial factors and student achievement.
The most important protective familial factors reported by the majority of these studies were close relations between parents and their children, positive disciplinary measures exercised within the family, continuous parental surveillance, inclusion of children in the decision-making processes, healthy communication between parents and children and their mutual trust, inclusion of parents into their children's lives (familiarity with children's friends and habits), strong and affirmative family ties, and conventional parental attitudes towards drug consumption (NIDA 2003).
We did not find evidence that familial factors were associated with a decreased likelihood of dating violence.
Detailed sleep history assessments need to address medical, environmental, social, and familial factors.
The deCODE project, for instance, already has isolated genes that appear to contribute to osteoporosis, stroke, diabetes, and several other complex diseases using historical and contemporary health information and DNA samples from more than 100,000 residents of Iceland (deCODE Genetics 2004), although some of those findings may turn out to be limited to rarer familial factors.
Part I examines the current, narrow social perspective surrounding debates about the "disadvantaged," and documents the interactive nature of children's developmental status, familial factors and community networks that shape lives.
In some cases, men who are related by blood tend to develop Peyronie's disease, which suggests that familial factors might make a man vulnerable to the disease.

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