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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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Based on this delineation, it is important to note that the IFP should be evaluated as an adipose tissue with singular characteristics.
The IFP draws on input from critics and curators for nominating committees, and then assembles juries from people working in the industry for final selections.
IFP Qatar also organised a number of free tours to major mega construction sites in Qatar, including the New Port Project, Lusail City, and The Mall of Qatar, as well as a business intelligence series consisting of a number of events such as the "third Annual LightingTech Qatar," "second Annual Future BIM Implementation Qatar," third Annual Future Interiors Qatar," "third Annual Future Landscape and Public Realm Qatar," and "third Annual Future Drainage and Stormwater Networks Qatar."
A right lateral radiograph revealed opacity in the suprapatellar region and an ossific focus measuring 2.25 cm on the longitudinal axis and 2.75 cm on the horizontal axis, located in IFP (Figure 2).
For these reasons--and because the only possible diagnostic immunohistochemical tool other than CD34 for diagnosing an IFP, namely, PDGFRA (which, in the case we report, resulted in a focal and faint staining of uncertain specificity), has been often deemed unreliable, (9,10) and has been reported, moreover, not to stain a fraction as high as 40% of IFPs (11)--we investigated the status of the PDGFRA gene.
The IFP was established in 2009 and started off with seven founding members, of which Russia is one.
The Plovdiv Appellate Court confirmed the legality of the two increases of capital from 2006 and 2007, which had made Gergov's company "Puldin Tourinvest" owner of over 50% of the capital of the IFP.
Today, IFP services 425 independent advisors, generating $80 million in revenues on $3.5 billion in client AUM.
The IFP and the Congress of the People brought the application.
Nick Cann, IFP chief executive, said: "This list encompasses firms of all sizes, proving that financial planning is not simply the domain of the small firm.
Produce World IFP joins the Group's organics specialist, Produce World RBO, in the top 1% - the latter was the very first produce site in the industry to achieve the coveted A (*) status two years ago.