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Point

A distinct proposition or Question of Law arising or propounded in a case. In the case of shares of stock, a point means $1. In the case of bonds a point means $10, since a bond is quoted as a percentage of $1,000. In the case of market averages, the word point means merely that and no more. If, for example, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average rises from 8,349.25 to 8,350.25, it has risen a point. A point in this average, however, is not equivalent to $1.

With respect to the home mortgage finance industry, a fee or charge of one percent of the principal of the loan that is collected by the lender at the time the loan is made and is in addition to the constant long-term stated interest rate on the face of the loan.

point

(Item), noun argument, caput, consideration, designated ground, detail, feature, ground, issue, matter, particular, reason, res, specific, thought
Associated concepts: point of law, point of order

point

(Period of time), noun conjuncture, exact mooent, hour, instant, interval, juncture, moment, occasion, precise moment, second, specific moment, stage, time

point

(Purpose), noun aim, core, design, end, essence, goal, import, intent, intention, motive, object, objective, purport, reason, significance, substance
See also: argument, aspect, border, case, characteristic, clue, consequence, content, contention, degree, detail, direct, edge, end, feature, gist, import, intent, issue, item, location, matter, matter in dispute, meaning, motive, object, objective, occasion, particular, period, phase, pinnacle, posture, property, provision, purpose, refer, remark, show, significance, signification, situation, situs, standpoint, subject, target, technicality, term, termination, tip

POINT, practice. A proposition or question arising in a case.
     2. It is the duty of a judge to give an opinion on every point of law, properly arising out of the issue, which is propounded to him. Vide Resolution.

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Hopes of that scenario would also be boosted by Edinburgh playing their part by taking points from Munster at Meggetland this weekend and Leinster in Dublin the following week.
It's fine taking points here and there but now we know we have to win at Sunderland.
I hope I''m proved wrong as it would be great for United to do us a favour by taking points off one of our title rivals.
It is very open and everyone is taking points off each other," admitted the recently-appointed manager.
Pryce, formerly joint head of the UK's Government Economic Service, was jailed earlier this year for perverting the course of justice by taking points on behalf of her ex-husband, a former Liberal Democrat MP, in 2003.
RCA went within seconds of taking points off Spennymoor earlier this month when a last minute penalty settled the game.
The two of them appear to have cooked up a plan to go and see the press about Huhne and taking points.
However, the nine-time world champion is contesting only four events this year and his Citroen team will not want him taking points off their title candidates Mikko Hirvonen and Dani Sordo.
But because the two drivers where so evenly matched, Button says it meant they were constantly taking points from each other, The Sun reports.
It's a game we're looking forward to, and we need to start taking points off the sides above us in the table if we're going to close the gap.
He said: "We're in a good position in the league, there are five teams still in there and everyone will be taking points off everyone else.
Summary: Avram Grant has told his West Ham players he will not tolerate any more excuses and that the time to start taking points is now.