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Factor

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.

factor

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.

factor

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 author has meticulously collated and scrutinized data and information from a wide range of "open" sources, augmented by personal observations and selected interviews and has produced a coherent, comprehensive and informative body of knowledge on the MAF. Of course, any study that relies on a wide variety of secondary sources and accounts given by "anonymous" dissidents, deserters, opponents and "insiders" must be treated with caution as they inevitably are coloured by the authors' perceptions and interviewees' personal interests and motives.
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According to officials concerned, the water level in the reservoir is recorded as 1210.60 feet as against maximum conservation level of 1242 feet with live storage of 5.025 million acre feet (MAF).
The search operation to locate two soldiers reported missing since July 19 while on duty on Pulau Perak in Kedah, is continuing with all branches of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) involved.
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