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PUER. In its enlarged sense this word signifies a child of either sex; though in its restrained meaning it is applied to a boy only.
     2. A case once arose which turned upon this question, whether a daughter could take lands under the description of puer, and it was decided by two judges against one that she was entitled. Dy. 337 b. In another case, it was ruled the other way. Rob. 33.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The client is able to choose the proportion of the paid up addition that is allocated to the indexed portion of the product, tying as little as zero percent and as much as 100% of the PUA to the index performance.
"Very rarely do you see organisms respond positively to PUAs. In fact, in higher concentrations, they often have a toxic effect, causing a decrease in phytoplankton growth rates and mutations.
Although PUAs have been studied for their thermomechanical properties, (11-15) however, not much study has been reported on the synthesis and hydrolytic degradation of UV-curable IPDI-based poly(esterurethane)methacrylates (IPEUMAs).
Meanwhile, the whole life policy and the PUAs are growing the cash value and death benefit for future contingencies.
It's fine for studying trends over time, but less so for comparing, say, Coventry and Birmingham, because Coventry PUA is the city, with its population of 319,000, while Birmingham PUA includes Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton - and a population of 2.4 million.
3 January 2010 - PEFINDO today maintained its idA+f rating for PNM PUAS, an open-end money market mutual fund managed by PT PNM Investment Management (PNMIM).
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-January 3, 2011--PNM Puas retains idA+f rating from PEFINDO(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com