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Irregular, occasional, or accidental; happening without being planned or foreseen.

The term is used to describe an event that is unanticipated or unusual. A casual sale is one that is not customary, or done in the usual course of business—such as a jeweler occasionally selling vacuum cleaners.

Casual employment is irregular, periodic, or seasonal employment, such as someone selling ice cream only during the summer. Workers' Compensation laws in many states do not apply to casual employment.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


adj. defining something that happens by chance, without being foreseen, or informally. This includes "casual" labor or employment, which is someone hired to do a task just because he/she was available at the moment. "Casual laborer" carries the implication that the laborer does not belong to a union and that the employer and the laborer will not pay appropriate taxes on the wages paid.

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CASUAL. What happens fortuitously what is accidental as, the casual revenue's of the government, are those which are contingent or uncertain.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It has been introduced in Italy, France, Germany, and Switzerland and is adventive in many other European countries such as Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden (van Slageren, 1994).
So far, the frequency or maximum diameter of sound and dead adventive knots in different radial zones could not be predicted satisfactorily by tree or stand factors.
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The introduced adventive grasses sweet vernal (Anthoxanthum odoratum) and browntop (Agrostis capillaris) are very abundant on the fertilised sites.
A new katydid for Long Island, NY: first record of Orchelimum silvaticum east of Ohio, with notes on two adventive katydids from Long Island.
Paradoxically, we study the art of people remote from us in space, time or intellectual habit - in this case Southeast Asia - not because we necessarily wish to take up residence in their fields, villages or cities, or so that we may become friends, but in order that we may live in a more wakeful, mindful and composed way in the adventive present of a world we are actually making.
8 Angiospertn woods with perceptible water storage in axial parenchyma, a-d Sections of Malva assurgentiflora (plant donated by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden) that show various degrees of water storage in parenchyma, a Transverse section; axial parenchyma bands mostly narrow, paratracheal, with no obvious water storage, b Tangential section; rays large, multiseriate only, with cells large enough to permit appreciable water storage, e Transverse section from outer wood; pockets of thin-walled axial parenchyma water storage tissue present; some crystals in the thin-walled ray cells, d Tangential section with some thinner-walled axial parenchyma (left), some thicker-walled, e-f Erythrina caffra, adventive in Claremont, CA.
The main task of such blacklists is the revealing of adventive species local invasions.
Additionally, it presents a detailed physiognomic analysis of the flora, both native and exotic (adventive).
unicostata anda key to the genera of Tingidae in Canada are provided to help distinguish this adventive species from other Canadian Tingidae.