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Element

A material factor; a basic component.

The term is used to mean one of several parts that unite to form a whole, as in elements of a criminal action or civil action. In the tort of Assault and Battery, an essential element of the offense would be unwanted physical contact. An element of the crime of rape is lack of consent on the part of the victim.

element

n. 1) an essential requirement to a cause of action (the right to bring a lawsuit to enforce a particular right). Each cause of action (negligence, breach of contract, trespass, assault, etc.) is made up of a basic set of elements which must be alleged and proved. Each charge of a criminal offense requires allegation and proof of its elements. 2) essential requirement of a General Plan. (See: cause of action, crime, General Plan, zoning)

element

noun cantle, component, component part, constituent, content, detail, elementum, essential part, feature, fraction, fragment, fundemental part, integral part, item, member, part, particle, piece, rudiment, section, segment, substance
Associated concepts: elements of a cause of action, eleeents of a crime, elements of recovery
See also: aspect, atmosphere, characteristic, component, constituent, detail, determinant, factor, feature, ingredient, item, member, part, segment, unit
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Today, the only step forward that has been made is that each of the state and territory governments have now agreed to these five elements.
On a related matter, five elements of Daash were killed and four vehicles were burned in the Aski Mosul village in western Mosul by an aerial bombardment.
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The Overall Award was presented for reports that best combined all five elements.
He told the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today that "a joint security force in Diyala found the bodies of five elements of Daash in the outskirts of the border between the provinces of Diyala and Salahuddin.
Tikrit / Nina / Five elements of Daash were killed on Saturday afternoon including Asian sniper in "battles broke out between the security forces in al-Fateha area northeast of Tikrit.
Baquba / NINA / A security source in Diyala said the security forces, backed by the popular defense forces killed five elements of the organization Daash including a suicide bomber in a security operation east of Salahuddin.
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Kirkuk / NINA / A source in the Peshmerga forces said that the clashes in Daquq south of Kirkuk, which erupted between the Peshmerga and Daash at dawn today, resulted the killing of five elements of the Peshmerga, including an officer with the rank of major and wounding 22 others.
Baquba / Nina / Five elements of the IS organization were killed on Monday in a security operations were carried out north of Baquba .
They address wellness from their Five Elements of Wellness model which includes: physical, financial, spiritual, relationship and self health.
Director of the Kurdish Security Major General Hello Najat Hamza explained that the security force was trying to raid the home in Dumez district south of Kirkuk, came under fire, killing two of the Asayish and five elements of the IS .