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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.

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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.

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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 Air Staff Presentation is held quarterly in the Pakistan Air Force in order to take stock of the operational preparedness of the PAF.
The President also recognized humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations of PAF over calamity-stricken areas and airlift of assisting personnel, relief goods and victims were done as well.
The biggest challenge faced by the PAF is replacements in the hi-tech category i.e.
PAF has said that there are plans to accept credit cards by Midsummer, which enables the site to abandon the current requirement that the customers have to have a Finnish bank account.
Hanahan, a PAF biochemist at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.
His version of PAF is: "The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others." In setting out this doctrine, Mill was interested in shielding an individual's right to opinions from the powers of the state and other social institutions.
Uzair Shaukat (PAF) beat Malik Abdul Moiz (PB) 11/5,11/5,12/10 (26 mins), Hassaan Raza (PB) beat M.Faraz (PB) score 11/3,11/6,11/3 (18 mins).
Lauding the selfless commitment of PAF personnel, the Air Chief said that every rank and file of PAF deserves special appreciation for proving equal to the task as he saluted each one of the personnel for showing strong commitment, perseverance and motivation being deployed at forward operating bases during these testing times.
The awards were conferred during an investiture ceremony, held here at PAF Headquarters, a press release said.
The air chief said PAF always focused on imparting quality training to airmen, who were considered the backbone of PAF's human resource.
On his arrival at Air Headquarters, the distinguished guest was received by the air chief, a Directorate of Media Affairs of PAF press release said.
The accident occurred during a training mission being carried out in a multi-role aircraft, the PAF said in a press release.