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BALANCE, com. law. The amount which remains due by one of two persons, who have been dealing together, to the other, after the settlement of their accounts.
     2. In the case of mutual debts, the balance only can be recovered by the assignee of an insolvent, or the executor of a deceased person. But this mutuality must have existed at the time of the assignment by the insolvent, or at the death of the testator.
     3. The term general balance is sometimes used to signify the difference which is due to a party claiming a lien on goods in his hands, for work or labor done, or money expended in relation to those and other goods of the debtor. 3 B. & P. 485; 3 Esp. R. 268.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The balance wheels can only be used in designated areas in parks.
Roads, side roads, pavements, footpaths, jogging tracks and sports areas are off limits to balance wheels users for safety purposes
The ban comes a week after a six-year-old Emirati child died when he was run over by a car while on a balance wheel. Although the incident happened on the road and not in a mall, authorities clarified that balance wheels can only be used in designated areas in parks.
Mohammad Khateeb, a Jordanian expatriate who fractured his right hand after falling off a balance wheel last month, told Gulf News: "This is good news.
Col Al Ameri urged parents to make sure that their children only use their balance wheels in designated areas such as parks.
In Dubai, an Indian mother sought to warn other parents about keeping their children protected while using smart balance wheels following her son's accident on Saturday.
In Makkah, a Grand Mosque official Muslih Al Mahmadi said there were no bans or restrictions on anyone using smart balance wheels during tawaf, provided they did not bother or harm the people circumambulating the Kaaba.
However, a spokesperson for the special security at the Grand Mosque said they opposed the use of smart balance wheels inside.
Al Fardan also reminded enthusiasts to use the balance wheels responsibly and safely.