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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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The minister was also informed about the organizational requirements of ANF with respect to enhancement of manpower, development of infrastructure, acquisition of latest technology and establishment of more drug treatment centres in the country.
In seventh operation, ANF Lahore recovered 500 grams Hashish from personal possession of the arrested accused namely Shahzad Masih r/o Multan.
Officials of the ANF in a raid at the Islamabad airport arrested a man and captured 798 grams of ice heroin worth millions of rupees, from his possession, officials said.
In regard to drug treatment facilities, in addition to the already established 3x MATRCs at Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi, ANF has also established a 50x bedded Female and Juvenile Ward (25 beds for women and 25 for children) at the existing MATRC Karachi and a 25 bedded MATRC Sukkur has also started functioning," he said.
The ANF in collaboration with the Motorway Police seized an unattended car on Islamabad Lahore Motorway at Chakri and recovered two kg heroin from it.
ANF Immobilier also inked a deal with French real estate investment fund manager Primonial REIM, as part of its fund management activities, relating to the projected acquisition of a portfolio composed of almost all the legacy mixed use Marseille assets of ANF Immobilier and of one retail property in Lyon, for a price of EUR 400,422,696m
Stressing the need for thoroughly screening all passengers on international flights, Maj-Gen Malik directed the ANF personnel to strictly deal with major narcotics smugglers.
The ANF campaigns to raise political awareness, and political action if necessary, among its members and the community in the pursuit of improved public policy on health, aged care, education, employment, industrial relations and all areas of social justice.
In addition, ANF also recovered 12025 Kgs precursor chemicals and about 202 Kgs of synthetic drugs.
ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused namely Khyal ur Rehman resident of Hangu from parking area of Islamabad International Airport and recovered five kg Hashish from his trolley bag.
In another operation, ANF Quetta arrested Syed Amjad Ali Shah, resident of Gujrat and his lady accomplice namely Khadija Bibi, resident of Gujranwala at Quetta International Airport and recovered 1.7 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice) which was concealed in their luggage.
Rawalpindi -- The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has carried out raids against drug mafia in various parts of country and seized huge quantity of narcotics besides nabbing 27 suspected smugglers, informed ANF HQ spokesperson on Thursday.