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BIENS. A French word, which signifies property. In law, it means property of every description, except estates of freehold and inheritance. Dane's Ab. c. 133, a, 3 Com. Dig. h. t.; Co. Litt. 118, b; Sugd. Vend. 495.
     2. In the French law, this term includes all kinds of property, real and personal. Biens are divided into biens meubles, movable or personal property; and biens immeubles, immovable property or real estate. This distinction between movable and immovable property, is, however, recognized by them, and gives rise in the civil, as well as in the common law, to many important distinctions as to rights and remedies. Story, Confl. of Laws, Sec. 13, note 1.

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Demandez-leur,' said the Frenchman, 's'ils sont bien sur de ce que leur pelerinage est agreable a Dieu.
Or avant, entre nous tous freres Battons nos charognes bien fort En remembrant la grant misere De Dieu et sa piteuse mort Qui fut pris en la gent amere Et vendus et trais a tort Et bastu sa chair, vierge et dere Au nom de ce battons plus fort.
So that my poor old man's messenger, who had bien mauvaise mine Finette says, and sentoit le Genievre, remained in the hall for some hours waiting my bell.
Of course for me, as his mother, it's terrible; and what's worse, they say, ce n'est pas tres bien vu a Petersbourg.
Abdelhak Najib porte en lui [beaucoup moins que]le temps et l'espace[beaucoup plus grand que] si bien quedans ce roman ou l'autobiographie et la fiction se melent, il va glaner dans sa vie, dans ses reves et ses fantasmes, dans ses meditations et ses blasphemes, dans ses temples et ses prieres amoureuses, de quoi aborder les grands questionnements d'un homme en devenir, a savoir, Qu'est-ce etre un homme?
ULTA is a hugely profitable public company that is taking advantage of its store managers by incorrectly classifying them as exempt employees," said plaintiffs' attorney Gay Grunfeld of Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld.
The 2016 bridal collection to be premiered May 8 - 10 brings into the spotlight the signature BIEN SAVVY silhouettes.
Le vrai depart, ce sera demain matin, il faudra etre bien reveille", a dit Ogier en fin de journee, alors qu'il venait de rentrer a l'assistance de JyvEnskylEn avec cinq secondes de deficit sur le Belge.
Thomas Bien is a psychologist in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a teacher of mindfulness and meditation, and the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters on psychology, especially in the areas of spirituality and addiction.
Maktu, her son by Bien Bien - a stallion who died young and sired last year's Welsh National winner Dream Alliance [he goes for the repeat win today] - doesn't seem to have inherited his dam's neeed to make the running, though he raced more prominently than he often does when he won on his penultimate start.
Because of this, not only was it a major target for enemy attack, it was easily accessible to the Viet Cong (VC), whose saboteurs were planted throughout the base (it has been estimated that 10 percent of civilian employees at Bien Hoa were VC sympathizers).
The Bien Hoa plant, Toshiba's fourth production facility of high-efficiency industrial motors that consume less electricity, currently employs some 140 workers.