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PORT. A place to which the officers of the customs are appropriated, and which include the privileges and guidance of all members and creeks which are allotted to them. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; Postlewaith's Com. Dict. h.t.; 1 Chit. Com. L. Index, h.t. According to Dalloz, a port is a place within land, protected against the waves and winds, and affording to vessels a place of safety. Diet. Supp. h.t. By the Roman law a port is defined to be locus, conclusus, quo importantur merces, et unde exportantur. Dig. 50,16, 59. See 7 N. S. 81. 2. A port differs from a haven, (q.v.) and includes something more. 1st. It is a place at which vessels may arrive and discharge, or take in their cargoes. 2. It comprehends a vale, city or borough, called in Latin caput corpus, for the reception of mariners and merchants, for securing the goods, and bringing them to market, and for victualling the ships. 3. It is impressed with its legal character by the civil authority. Hale de Portibus Mar. c. 2; 1 Harg. 46, 73; Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 5; Com. Dig. Navigation, E; 4 Inst. 148; Callis on Sewers, 56; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; Dig. 60, 16, 59; Id. 43, 12, 1, 13; Id. 47, 10, 15, 7; Id. 39, 4, 15.

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La Rekord A (produite entre 1963 et 1965) est une reprise des Rekord P II (berline 2-4 portes, break 3 portes et camionnette, coupe 2 portes avec les moteurs 1500, 1700, 1700 S) mais les carrosseries sont entierement neuves et l'empattement allonge jusqu'a 2 620 mm.
Lee recounted that, despite the difficulty, Portes was able to secure a permit while shooting the Vilma Santos-starrer 'Miss X' in Amsterdam.
Se rendant compte que la question de l'ouverture des portes serait maintenant presentee au Colonial Office en GrandeBretagne, le 4 avril, le Conseil legislatif a nomme un comite charge de << faire rapport sur les modifications qu'il serait necessaire d'apporter a la salle du Conseil des que le Conseil deciderait que des etrangers peuvent y etre admis (6) >>.
Dentre as condicoes de vida que caracterizam a regiao Norte de Minas Gerais esta a intensidade de pobreza presente na regiao, sobretudo, concentrada nos municipios de pequeno porte I, embora tambem apresente taxas altas nos municipios dos demais portes.
Portes organizes the text in three sections: Part I--Defining the Problem; Part II--A Cultural Approach to a Historical Problem; and Part III--Transforming the Education of Educators and Policy Makers.
The strength of the Miami-Dade, Hispanic business sector can be largely attributed to the expatriate Cuban middle class (Gale 1991; Portes and Stepick 1993).
In Chapter 2, Portes defends and justifies his work and echoes several major themes.
whom Portes gave a break by hiring him as one of the writers for 'Mga Munting Tinig.
Ledit departement a, dans ce contexte, affirme que les deux portes en question n'existent plus depuis le debut du 20 e siecle.
Ces operations de rehabilitations et de restaurations ont, lit on dans le meme communique, concerne notamment les portes historiques de la ville de Bhalil, ville classee dans le patrimoine national, ainsi que les portes de Laghriss, Bab Darb Lkabir, Bab Zaouiya Nassiria.
Les services de secours neerlandais ont repris hier matin leurs recherches dans l'espoir de retrouver les sept marins portes disparus apres le naufrage d'un cargo provoque par une collision en mer du Nord, au large des Pays-Bas, a indique un porte-parole des garde-cotes, assurant qu'il y avait neanmoins peu d'espoir de retrouver des survivants.
Portes follows up his transsexual coming-out seriocomedy "Miguel/Michelle" with a very different domestic drama in "The Kite," an effective tale concerning a child's crisis of parental faith.