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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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Matai Holdings applied for a Special Prospecting Licence (SPL) over the Udu Mine area in 1995 (SPL1387) which was granted in 1996.
According to Matai the Wireless Power Transmission project will cost $21 billion and has already received strong financial support from Mitsubishi and designer IHI, in addition to research teams from 14 other countries.
Matai, from Durham, was fitted with a cap with sensors attached so his brain activity could be recorded.
Keith Senior and Steve Matai were sin-binned after 10 minutes when the hot-headed Kiwi threw the ball at McGuire.
The constitution grants each person the right to change religion or belief and to worship or teach religion alone or with others; however, in practice the matai (village chiefs) often choose the religious denomination of the aiga (extended family).
Nihon Matai, a maker of plastic and paper food containers, declined 13 yen to 285 yen one day after announcing downward revisions to its earnings estimates for the first half of its 2005 business year.
Internet thieves will grow in number if the job market fails to absorb computer savvy students, predicts Matai.
Matai explained, "The proliferation of Linux within the online server community coupled with inadequate knowledge of how to keep that environment secure .
This increase is because organisations have been slow to patch vulnerabilities in third-party, open source web software that uses Linux, says DK Matai, chief executive of mi2g.
Feu'u states he uses it by permission of his matai (chiefs), (4) an authorization that Gimblett lacks if, indeed, he is using the specific design as asserted.