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SPONSOR, civil law. He who intervenes for another voluntarily and without being requested. The engagement which he enters into is only accessory to the principal. Vide Dig. 17, 1, 18; Nov. 4, ch. 1 Code de Com. art. 158, 159; Code Nap. 1236 Wolff, Inst. Sec. 1556.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The two sponsorship conditions involved a university sponsor and a commercial sponsor. The commercial sponsor was a research firm unknown to the survey sample.
During the awards evening Penn also announced that as well as being the first sponsor of the Innovation Awards, it is also very proud to become the first commercial sponsor of Wales' 11 times Paralympic swimming gold medalist, David Roberts.
Richard Kirkman, Senior Commercial Sponsor for Network Rail, said: "The main aim of the new design is as much about the movement of people as the movement of trains.
All 40 students are allocated a Mentor to support them through their project and a commercial sponsor offers cash prizes to the winners.
There are seven races scheduled on Saturday, set to begin at 2pm and the whole programme is supported by totepool, who together with totesport, comprise the biggest commercial sponsor in British racing.
Villa became the first Premiership club to shun a lucrative commercial sponsor, in favour of a local charity.
It also made history in the UK last year when Premiership football club Aston Villa decided to forego a lucrative commercial sponsor deal and place the Acorns name on its shirt instead, echoing a move by Spanish giants Barcelona to bear the Unicef crest on their kit.
"We are looking for a commercial sponsor, and we are putting together a
``Today's announcement of a twoyear sponsorship programme with Hugh James represents our single largest commercial sponsor to date and we are very pleased to welcome them on board.''
RFC said no decision had been reached on the Order of Merit's future, although as it has no commercial sponsor, examination of its value appears inevitable.
There are no plans to conduct an auction with a commercial sponsor claiming naming rights.
Rabi is also seeking a commercial sponsor to help cover the costs of producing its own commemorative map on which every registered beacon will be marked.

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