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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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When all teams are taking points off each other it creates a better league.
Moorpark could get a boost from Simi Valley's Kareem Lacy and Calvin Bell, who are capable of taking points away from Newbury Park in the sprints.
We said right from the beginning of the season that we need to be strong at home, and we need to be taking points away.
We know we need to start taking points off the top three teams.
Liver have taken advantage of the top teams taking points of each other by going top of the table through winning their second game on the bounce.
Glamorgan, with Jim Allenby making 138 not out in a first innings of 442 for nine declared, at least had the consolation of taking points to their hosts' five.
He said: "Every team is capable of taking points from each other, so we will have to be fully switched on if we are to maintain our positive run of form.
Everybody will be taking points off each other before the end of season, so it's no bad thing to have the points on the board.
No-one up there has been taking points regularly because it's been getting tense and nervy.
STEAUA BUCHAREST owner Gigi Becali has caused a storm in Romania by claiming he will pay clubs for taking points off title rivals CFR Cluj.
Only a win will keep alive the dream and taking points off one of our main rivals would be great.
This is a game we could do with taking points from but what we can't do is shoot ourselves in the foot like we did last week.