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delay. In Scots law it is argued that delay, even a delay short of any prescriptive or limitation period, might bar a right.
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MORA, In civil law. This term, in mora, is used to denote that a party to a contract, who is obliged to do anything, has neglected to perform it, and is in default. Story on Bailm. Sec. 123, 259; Jones on Bailm. 70; Poth. Pret a Usage, c. 2, Sec. 2, art. 2, n. 60; Encyclopedie, mot Demeure; Broderode, mot Mora.

MORA, estates. A moor, barren or unprofitable ground; marsh; a heath. 1 Inst. 5; Fleta, lib. 2, c. 71.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Mr Morar said he first heard a bang on the window and when he went to investigate a group of yobs hurled racist abuse at him.
Mr Morar told the ECHO the punishment handed to Devlin was "a joke and a slap in the face".
So if you can lose the Eiffel tower, what else could be hiding in Loch Morar?" The first recorded sighting of Morag was in 1887.
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Bucharest: A key figure in Romania's anti-graft fight praised by Brussels for his work, Daniel Morar, on Friday quit his job at the prosecutor general's office after political leaders suggested his presence was a "problem".
Morag is said to be a mysterious creature that inhabits the deepest, darkest depths of Loch Morar, in the Lochaber area of the Highlands- just 70 miles away from Loch Ness.
Bulgaria's government should consider introducing import restrictions if it wants to support small and medium-sized enterprises, according to Vin Morar, entrepreneurship development specialist.
Maria Nangolo-Rukoro, CEO of the Namibian Training Authority, Brian Rubinstein, group CEO of United Africa and Navin Morar, chairman of Chelsea Fashions were recognised for their contributions in moulding Junior Achievement's enterprise system in the areas of volunteerism, generating awareness on the institution's work as well as their pledge of financial support amongst others.