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Power, violence, compulsion, or constraint exerted upon or against a person or thing. Power dynamically considered, that is, in motion or in action; constraining power, compulsion; strength directed to an end. Commonly the word occurs in such connections as to show that unlawful or wrongful action is meant, e.g., forcible entry.

Power statically considered, that is, at rest, or latent, but capable of being called into activity upon occasion for its exercise. Efficacy; legal validity. This is the meaning when we say that a statute or a contract is in force.

Reasonable force is that degree of force that is appropriate and not inordinate in defending one's person or property. A person who employs such force is justified in doing so and is neither criminally liable nor civilly liable in tort for the conduct.

Deadly Force is utilized when a person intends to cause death or serious bodily harm or when he or she recognizes personal involvement in the creation of a substantial risk that death or bodily harm will occur.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Estimation of the LLOQ for TREM-1 and MIF was based on measurements of 15 plasma samples in the concentration ranges of 120-725 ng/L sTREM-1 and of 178-697 ng/L MIF.
The MIF's sources of revenue are in the form of surtax receipts, investment earnings, fees, and premiums.
Sun et al., "Current developments of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) inhibitors," Drug Discovery Today, vol.
These studies support our discovery that MIF works, at least in part, as an upstream signal node for ARE-mediated gene transcription.
Los macrofagos son una fuente primaria del MIF in vitro e in vivo (25).
The MIF estimates that remittances to the region could increase by 5 to 7% in 2014, based on migration and labor trends in 2013 and on expectations for stronger performance in the US and European economies in 2014, already reflected in improved employment figures in the first months of this year.
Moreover, MIF is stored in intracellular pools and therefore does not require immediate synthesis before secretion.
However, diverse types of data are emerging that point to the presence of atmospheric oxygen, and, by inference, the early emergence of oxygenic photosynthesis hundreds of millions of years before these MIF signals disappear from the rock record.
The MIF is a fee on a card transaction, charged at the banking level and passed on to merchants and consumers.
He said that MIF distributes every year such Ramadan packs among the poor and deserving people of the country while this year it would again distribute such bags carrying 1 month Rashan for the needy families.
The MIF for debit cards will be at 0.2 percent, and 0.3 percent for credit cards, half of the previous level, according to Reuters.
The detail of distribution is: PKR 210 million as cash dividend in Meezan Balanced Fund (MBF), PKR 872 million as bonus dividend in Meezan Islamic Fund (MIF), PKR 346 million as bonus dividend in Meezan Islamic Income Fund (MIIF), PKR 619 million as bonus dividend in Meezan Cash Fund (MCF), PKR 883 million as bonus dividend in Meezan Sovereign Fund (MSF), PKR 99 million as bonus dividend in Meezan Capital Protected Fund-I (MCPF-I) and PKR 240.63 million as cash dividend in Al Meezan Mutual Fund (AMMF).