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AFFECTION, contracts. The making over, pawning, or mortgaging a thing to assure the payment of a sum of money, or the discharge of some other duty or service. Techn. Diet.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Very different would have been his sentiments had he discovered the whole; which perhaps would in time have been the case, had the husband and wife long continued this kind of behaviour to each other; but this kind Fortune took effectual means to prevent, by forcing the captain to do that which rendered him again dear to his wife, and restored all her tenderness and affection towards him.
These ill things and misunderstandings could be countered by spreading the messages of love, peace, affections and brotherhood, he added.
Hoof affections reduce productivity and performance in dairy herd depending on severity of problem.
Hershey, the South Dakota Supreme Court recognized that the tort of alienation of a child's affections was a viable cause of action under the state's alienation statute.
For us mere commoners, signs of public affections for our loved ones are as common as we are commoners, but for the British Royal family, public displays of affection are most often kept to an eye gaze or a pat on the back.
and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind and govern them!" What a helpful prayer for today's disputes - with affections enriched by Love's communication and government, there has to be an answer of peace, justice and harmony for all.
As the theory elaborates itself, it is expected that with inclusion and affections needs being high, managers may enhance developmental strategies of their subordinates resulting in better team building orientation at their level and with strong control orientation also exercised simultaneously they might turn their teams to be high achievers.
"Monstrous Affections" is a novel exploring the negative side of love and the things it makes people do.
Scholars will find Bonds of Affection unsatisfying because it picks haphazardly not only at scholarship on charity but also at writing on the misuse and limitations of the social affections.
Perhaps this is because the Japanese hold an affection for robots while Westerners often fear them: LOVING THE MACHINE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF JAPANESE ROBOTS explores the reasons behind Japan's affections, and considers the overall industry of robotics as a whole.
The pope reaffirmed the church's rule on celibacy, and insisted that men with "deviations in their affections" should not be allowed to enter the priesthood.