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MATE. The second officer on board of a merchant ship or vessel.
     2. He has the right to sue in the admiralty as a common mariner for wages. 1. Pet. Adm. Dee. 246.
     3. When, on the death of the master, the mate assumes the command, he succeeds to the rights and duties of the principal officer. 1 Sumn. 157; 3 Mason, 161; 4 Mason, 196; See 7 Conn. 239; 4 Mason, 641 4 Wash. C. C. 838.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"We all know Paul and he's a fantastic midfielder and he's a very good guy, very positive, good influence for everyone," Mata told Sky Sports.
Surveillance camera footage shows Mata, who Balogh said appeared to be intoxicated, getting in the trash bin around 4 a.m.
Gandhi scion in another rally said, "I asked the Prime Minister that you say 'Bharat Mata ki jai' but do work only for Anil Ambani.
Since then, the dynamic between the two appears to have been professional and Mata has played his part in Mourinho's fortunes over the past two-and-a-quarter seasons.
Del Corro's grandmother, Brijida, in an interview, said she heard rumors that a drug suspect fell in love with Mata.
The Sita Mata Scouts International will guide the rally participants and will facilitate them.
Stone implements previously found at Mata Menge and another Flores site date to between around 1 million and roughly 800,000 years ago (SN: 6/3/06, p.
" The ritual and tradition of Darshan of Shri Mata Viashno Devi shrine around the clock has been in practice since time immemorial and there has been no instance and document available indicating providing rest to Mata during noon and Shayan in the night hours," Sethi said.
Do these slogans shouting patriots of Bharat Mata would ever try to understand the pitiable condition of thousands of women and little girls who are raped and murdered every day?
Two years after Mata helped Chelsea win the competition on that famous nail-biting night in Munich, Mata was forced to exit the most glamorous stage in European club football.