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REUS, civil law. This word has two different meanings. 1. A party to a suit, whether plaintiff or defendant; Reus est qui cum altero litem contestatem habet, sive legit, sive cum eo adum est. 2. A party to a contract; reus credendi is be to whom something is due, by whatever title it may be; reus debendi is he who owes, for whatever cause. Poth. Pand. lib. 50, h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Reus also stated that Klopp has a 'special way' of carrying out things and can make the players better.
Dortmund's dependency on Reus revealed itself in Leipzig last week, a game that Dortmund won but looked short of creativity in attack.
Kroos lined up for a free kick as if he was going for goal but just tapped the ball to Reus, who held it with his toe as the defenders paused.
Reus has already scored five goals in six games this season for Dortmund who are in the Europa League after failing to qualify for the Champions League after a poor campaign last term.
The paper goes on to say Liverpool are lining up a u46 million bid for Reus, with Dortmund now preparing for life without Reus.
"The reasons I did it are something I cannot really understand," said Reus.
"I decided, back then, to go down this path," Reus, who is currently out with an ankle injury, said.
According to a ( report on Express, Reus rejected a move to Arsenal because he deems the north London team as a club that is not capable of winning trophies on a consistent basis.
That has put City back on his trail - along with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and a clause in Reus' current contract means he will be available for a bargain [euro]25million next summer.
On Sunday, the capacity will be reduced to 66,000 for the visit of Gordon Strachan's side - but Reus knows it will still be a special occasion.
US-based global law firm Diaz Reus and Targ has announced the opening of its offices in Iraq, further expanding its presence in the Middle East and reinforcing its long term commitment to the region.
The new services are: Alicante to Poznan; Barcelona (Reus) to Cork, Knock, Krakow, Milan (Bergamo) and Venice (Treviso); Barcelona (Girona) to Gdansk; Bratislava to Bari, Parma and London (Luton); Bristol to Bydgoszcz and Kaunas; Cork to Alicante, Barcelona (Reus), Bordeaux, Faro, La Rochelle, Lanzarote and Malaga; East Midlands to Fuerteventura and Venice (Treviso); London Stansted to Fuerteventura, Fez and Figari; Milan (Bergamo) to Barcelona (Reus) and Tenerife; and Pescara to Oslo (Torp).