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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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'I've been thanking TravelCenters for ten years for their immense support of the SCF and the work we do,' said Kennedy.
SCF's Short-Term IDR of 'F2' is the lower of the two possibilities corresponding to its Long-Term IDR of 'A-' and in line with its parent bank Short-Term IDR.
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Giving a breakdown of the quantity of gas flared in the nine-month period, the stated that in the January, February, March, April and May and 2017, oil firms flare 24.77 billion SCF, 20.42 billion SCF, 21.47 billion SCF, 20.5 billion SCF and 21.75 billion SCF of gas respectively.
Performance under the PSI-supported program and SCF arrangement remained strong.
On this wind/PV GCS, different types of faults are considered such as the SLG fault, DLG fault, and SCF. The LG fault occurs on phase A at the end OHL, that is, 400 kV.
When wealth concentration is reestimated, changing only the return on fixed-income assets to either of these alternate rates of return, the trend and level of wealth concentration over the past 10 years are identical to SCF estimates that are constrained to use administrative data wealth concepts and units of measurement.
In a Lund University study of 384 patients with a first coronary event and 409 event-free individuals, SCF measurements had a predictive value that was in the same range as that of established cardiovascular risk factors such as LDL and HDL cholesterol.
consumers' affluence and relationship to financial markets is based in many ways on survey data, and, in particular, on the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), has said that Nick Lawrence has been appointed as managing director for Supply Chain Finance (SCF) as it finalises the build out of its European platform to support all three international products, Channel Finance, Supplier Finance and Sales Finance.
Using individual-level data from household interviews in the triennial Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) from 2001 to 2013, we examine the net worth of young adults and divide the composition into specific assets and liabilities.