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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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'This collective expression of concern and call to action by 11 top UN experts only further highlights the responsibility of the Human Rights Council to address the situation in the Philippines,' Matar said.
style="font-weight: 400Moreover, Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Obaidani also commended Pakistan Army's crucial role in stabilizing of peace in the region.
Commander Royal Air Force of Oman Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al Obaidani also called on Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in Islamabad today.
Meanwhile, Commander Royal Air Force of Oman, Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al Obaidani visited Naval Headquarters Islamabad on Monday and called on Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.
Matar began thinking about donating hair when she had cut a large portion of her hair last year and realised that it felt "wrong to throw all that hair away".
Damascus, SANA -- Altaf Matar is just one among thousands of brave people who have achieved a lot of success in their lives despite of all the hindrances they faced being physically disabled.
Ismail Matar, a highly-decorated hero for both club and country, last wore the UAE 'Whites' in a competitive fixture in the Asia Zone World Cup Qualifier against Iraq
On his arrival, the air chief was received by Commander Royal Air Force of Oman Air Vice Marshal Matar Ali Matar Al-Obaidani.
Hussein Abdullah, sentenced Syrian national Omar Matar to seven years of hard labor for belonging to Daesh (ISIS), according to the state-run National News Agency.
Hisham Matar. The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between .
By: Egypt Today staff Cairo -- 19 August 2017: Visualized artistic adaptations of Mohammed Afifi Matar's poetry will be displayed for two weeks at Dai Gallery, starting from August 19.
The funeral was held after midnight and only 20 members from the family of Ibrahim Mahmoud Matar, 25, were allowed to participate in his funeral at orders from the police.