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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.

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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.

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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 donor advised funds (DAF) and supporting organization (SO) provisions will place limits on these entities to ensure they are not used for the personal benefit of donors and insiders.
The DAF results indicated that 13 out of the 17 bermudagrass cultivars were very closely related to each other (Fig.
DAF PH, which has been doing business in the country since last year, has already secured key fleet accounts in Luzon and Davao area.
DAF have another advantage: Even though donors yield legal control of assets they contribute, their financial advisers may be allowed to direct how the money is invested and earn management fees.
It is equally suggested that qualifying charities reach out to fund managers such as Fidelity, Schwab, and others who manage a significant amount of the DAF assets already established.
Customers will be able to taste Daf's efforts for the first time on tomorrow when the cafe hosts a gourmet pie evening and, throughout the next few weeks, Daf will be cooking a range of delicious cakes, puddings and pies.
As Ajit Kumar, COO for the commercial vehicle division at ANGE, notes: "DAF trucks previously contributed significantly to the UAE economy.
Schwab reported that noncash assets made up 68% of contributions into its DAF accounts last year.
diversifolia promoted decrease in soil pH at 30 DAF (Figure 2A), which may be attributed to the release of [H.sup.+] by the increment in microbial activity and to the formation of organic acids during the degradation of the organic matter in the soil (Villanueva et al., 2012).
Last year DAF Enterprises doubled their manufacturing space to over 30,000 sq ft.
The company was producing excellent vans and was a profitmaking enterprise, unlike the parent company, DAF of the Netherlands, which went into liquidation, but not before it had repeatedly drained profits from the Ward End Company to prop up its own failure.
To save Leyland DAF the management entered into that most dangerous and fragile of enterprises, a management buy-out.