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One's home; habitation; place of dwelling; or residence. Ordinarily means "domicile." Living place impermanent in character. The place where a person dwells. Residence of a legal voter. Fixed place of residence for the time being. For Service of Process, one's fixed place of residence for the time being; his or her "usual place of abode."

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'Yun pong ating mga establishment, either owned by local or foreign, they should abide by our ordinance.
Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) (CPH:LUN), a global pharmaceutical company specialised in brain diseases, and Abide Therapeutics Inc(Abide) announced on Monday the signing of a definitive agreement under which Lundbeck has agreed to acquire Abide.
Southwest Florida's more recent Calvary Chapel, CC Abide, has recently announced plans for it's Easter service laster this month.
Given that previous commitments on Hodeida have lapsed, there is naturally a reluctance to once more trust that Al Houthi envoys will abide by their commitments.
"The future government in Iraq will not abide by al-Abadi's position on the US sanctions against Iran," Amer al-Fayez was quoted as saying by the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news agency on Monday.
Iraq will abide by the reimposition of American sanctions on Iran "because it will otherwise lose," Abadi told a news conference.
He added that there was an office of the municipality at the market which ensures all shops abide by the rules, including those related to proper ventilation and cleanliness.
Baghdad, Iraq (NINA) - The head of the state of law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki renewed the call to stay away from political dichotomy and abide by all electoral charters.
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the party will abide by the temporary dissolution by the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
30 (ANI): The newly appointed Governor of Meghalaya Ganga Prasad on Saturday said that he will work in harmony with all the political parties and abide by the Constitution while performing his duty in the new role.
Summary: Beirut Governor Ziad Chebib Thursday urged local establishments to abide by noise restriction laws, the state-run National News Agency reported.