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Factor

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.

factor

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.

factor

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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"We hope the people of Rhondda Cynon Taf will come out and join us on this special day and we celebrate the work and commitment of all of our Armed Forces."
Both studies showed TAF and TDF to be well-tolerated by patients and discontinuations due to adverse events were 1% and 1.2%, respectively, concluded the company.
If the increase in the LIBOR/T-bill spreads was the consequence of an increase in the credit risk premium, the TAF would have no effect on it.
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Maj-Gen Fahri Kir, the head of TAF's internal security operations, said another 30 Kurdish rebels were killed inside Turkey since March in anti-rebel operations.
TAF operates throughout Asia, including in key front line
John Haynes, BGRB director and chairman of both the TAF and the Welfare Committee said: "I'd like to encourage all trainers to take advantage of this opportunity to improve the conditions of travel for greyhounds in the hot summer weather.
To address the immediate, near and far term operational needs of the TAF in a cost-effective manner; the alliance has recommended a phased program.
Rhondda Cynon Taf council said it expressed interest in hosting the National Eisteddfod in 2017 and discussions have been ongoing for the past two years.
According to the company, TAF is a novel targeted prodrug of tenofovir that has demonstrated high antiviral efficacy similar to and at a dose less than one-tenth that of its Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, TDF).
Tamweel Aviation Finance (TAF), a new integrated financing platform offering turnkey alternative financing solutions to airlines and aircraft leasing companies, has been established by Novus Aviation Capital in partnership with Development Bank of Japan Inc.