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Irregular, occasional, or accidental; happening without being planned or foreseen.

The term is used to describe an event that is unanticipated or unusual. A casual sale is one that is not customary, or done in the usual course of business—such as a jeweler occasionally selling vacuum cleaners.

Casual employment is irregular, periodic, or seasonal employment, such as someone selling ice cream only during the summer. Workers' Compensation laws in many states do not apply to casual employment.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


adj. defining something that happens by chance, without being foreseen, or informally. This includes "casual" labor or employment, which is someone hired to do a task just because he/she was available at the moment. "Casual laborer" carries the implication that the laborer does not belong to a union and that the employer and the laborer will not pay appropriate taxes on the wages paid.

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CASUAL. What happens fortuitously what is accidental as, the casual revenue's of the government, are those which are contingent or uncertain.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He said the increased production of casual wear would not in any way affect the production of sportswear since they have expanded production in their factory.
Launched in India in 1989, Pepe Jeans is currently the leading player in the premium jeans and casual wear segment, enjoying a market share of more than 25%.
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The CBI market brief said that the main emerging trend in the market was casual wear at the office, and leisure wear at home, which, for example, accounts for the increase in the sale of sweaters.
Casual wear, which accounts for 12.5pc of total sales, registered a 35pc sales increase over the year.
Knowledge@Wharton did its own survey on the subject, talking to a number of companies and consultants with opinions on casual wear policies.
They look fabulous with jeans for casual wear and crisp for the office with a dark skirt.
As this recent sampling of style indicates, Brothers on all levels are redefining casual wear, formal wear and business attire.
Despite the societal trend toward more casual dress in the workplace, the results of the recent survey resembled those of similar surveys 2 decades ago: Regardless of physicians' age, race, or sex, patients preferred to see their doctors in traditional garb (white coat, dress shoes, name badge), rather than in casual wear like sandals and blue jeans.
Owner Barbara Turner offers men's casual wear, women's casual wear and business suits, children's clothing and baby items.
An employment firm interviewed 45 HR managers, found that casual wear contributes to employee tardiness and absenteeism (45 percent), fosters poor quality work (40 percent), encourages flirting (25 percent) (wasn't this outlawed by the open season on sexual harrassment?)." --Public relations counselor John Budd, writing in John Budd's Plain Talk, a supplement of PR Reporter newsletter.
And the beauty of it is that you will find famous casual wear brands for both girls and guys at 30%-75% off what you would normally expect to pay on the high street.