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BILL, SINGLE, contracts. A writing by which one person or more, promises to another or others, to pay him or them a sum of money at a time therein specified, without any condition. It is usually under seal; and when so, it is sometimes, if not commonly, called a bill obligatory. (q. v.) 2 S. & R. 115.
     2. It differs from a promissory note in this, that the latter is always payable to order; and from a bond, because that instrument has always a condition attached to it, on the performance of which it is satisfied. 5 Com. Dig. 194; 7 Com. 357.

SINGLE. By itself, unconnected.
     2. A single bill is one without any condition, and does not depend upon any future event to give it validity. Single is also applied to an unmarried person; as, A B, single woman. Vide Simplex.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The light and dark bars measure the tax rates of returns for single individuals and married individuals filing jointly, respectively.
For the 2012 index, the group looked at what the same 55-year-old single individual would pay for between $165,000 and $200,000 in coverage.
(1) The larger standard deduction for married individuals filing jointly will "sunset" (expire) for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2010, at which time the standard deduction in effect prior to the enactment of EGTRRA 2001 will become effective (i.e., the standard deduction for married individuals filing jointly will, once again, be 167% of the standard deduction for single individuals).
When a mating pair was enclosed with an egg-loaded bug and an unloaded bug, the pair was attacked significantly more often than the two single individuals together, even though ant visitation rates did not differ among prey items.
With all the variety of practice, the crucial fact remains that the soloist is limited - whether practicing within the boundaries of established specialties or working across boundaries - by what single individuals can manage.
The essence of this identification problem is the need to obtain information on how individuals, observed to be acting in a collective setting, would act as single individuals. In Kooreman and Kapteyn (1990) data on individually stated "preferred" hours is used to give information on individuals' preferences, though the potential limitations of this method is acknowledged.
By focussing closely on the actions of single individuals in a particular time and place, she is able to tie cause and effect together more satisfactorily.
Census families exclude single individuals, who are separately classified as unrelated individuals."
Furthermore, the President's proposal includes increasing the tax rate on qualified capital gains to 20% for single individuals with incomes over $200,000 and married taxpayers filing jointly with incomes over $250,000.
Because the threshold amounts for married couples are less than double the threshold amounts of single individuals, married couples often pay more tax on their Social Security benefits.
Gunnel Helmers at the Data Inspectorate has expressed concern over the amount of information about single individuals gathered.

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