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distribution

n. the act of dividing up the assets of an estate or trust, or paying out profits or assets of a corporation or business according to the ownership percentages. (See: distribute)

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distribution

1 the apportioning of the estate of a deceased intestate among the persons entitled to share in it.
2 after a bankruptcy order has been made, the trustee, having gathered in the bankrupt's estate, must distribute the assets available for distribution in accordance with the prescribed order of payment. All debts proved in the bankruptcy in the same category of priority rank PARI PASSU. See also CORPORATION TAX.
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DISTRIBUTION. By this term is understood the division of an intestate's estate according to law.
     2. The English statute of 22 and 23 Car. II. c. 10, which was itself probably borrowed from the 118th Novel of Justinian, is the foundation of, perhaps, most acts of distribution in the several states. Vide 2 Kent, Com. 342, note; 8 Com. Dig. 522; 11 Vin. Ab. 189, 202; Com. Dig. Administration, H.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Fortunately, it is no longer necessary to tolerate the imprecision associated with the use of the binomial distribution when exact calculations, based on the hypergeometric distribution, can be made using software that is already available to most auditors.
Example of Analysis of Hiring for Salespersons Positions Using the Hypergeometric Distribution and the Mantel-Haenszel Aggregation Technique, By Department"
(16) The Poisson distribution is a particularly good approximation to the hypergeometric distribution when both the error rate (amount of theft relative to total value) and the sample size are "small" (see Bailey (1981) or Roberts (1978)).
The hypergeometric distribution has few practical applications at an introductory level.
Fisher [8] estimated the odds ratio based on hypergeometric distribution utilizing exact method in a 2 x 2 table.
In this article, we give the analogous conditions for ( , , , ) K k N m z defied by the hypergeometric distribution belong to the ( , ) T and ( , ) C .
([section]) Upper value of the 95% CI was estimated according a hypergeometric distribution of the risk to detect at least 1 positive result (p = 1-exp(Ln(0,05)/N), with N being the sample size).
Thus under the null hypothesis communities will be drawn from a multivariate hypergeometric distribution.
The respective sample sizes were calculated by using the approximation formula of the hypergeometric distribution (9).