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ALTERNATIVE. The one or the other of two things. In contracts a party has frequently the choice to perform one of several things, as, if he is bound to pay one hundred dollars, or to deliver a horse, he has the alternative. Vide Election; Obligation; Alternative.

LEGACY, ALTERNATIVE. One where the testator gives one of two things to the legatee without designating which of them; as, one of my two horses. Vide Election.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: "Another month of decline is worrying but the fact that sales of alternatively fuelled cars are going into reverse is a grave concern.
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If you have any information, contact police on 101 quoting reference number 3026, April 1, or alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 in confidence.
In 2014 the National Agricultural Education Supply and Demand Study found of the 1,366 total openings for agricultural educators across the nation, nearly 13% (n = 183) were filled by alternatively certified individuals (Foster, Lawver, & Smith, 2014).
Alternatively the council is offering a free collection service of trees from January 8, 2018.
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Alternatively fans can purchase tickets at the Emirates Headquarters, the Dnata Travel Centre on Shaikh Zayed Road, at Costa outlets (Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, Al Wahda Mall Abu Dhabi) and MMI outlets (Al Wasl Road, Ibn Battuta Mall and Mall of the Emirates).
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Alternatively, seats can be manufactured from 316 grade stainless steel or galvanised with a polyester powder coating to specification.
Alternatively, doctors can surgically remove only the fibroids.

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