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DATE. The designation or indication in an instrument of writing, of the time, and usually of the time and place, when and where it was made. When the place is mentioned in the date of a deed, the law intends, unless the contrary appears, that it was executed at the place of the date. Plowd. 7 b., 31 H. VI. This word is derived from the Latin datum, because when deeds and agreements were written in that language, immediately before the day, month and year in which they were made, was set down, it was usual to put the word datum, given.
     2. All writings ought to bear a date, and in some it is indispensable in order to make them valid, as in policies of insurance; but the date in these instruments is not inserted in the body of the writing because as each subscription makes a separate contract, each underwriter sets down the day, month and year he makes his subscription. Marsh. Ins. 336.
     3. Deeds, and other writings, when the date is an impossible one, take effect from the time of deliver; the presumption of law is, that the deed was dated on the day it bears date, unless, as just mentioned, the time is impossible; for example, the 32d day of January.
     4. The proper way of dating, is to put the day, month, and year of our Lord; the hour need not be mentioned, unless specially required; an instance of which may be taken from the Pennsylvania Act of the 16th June, 1836, sect. 40, which requires the sheriff, on receiving a writ of fieri facias, or other writ of execution, to endorse thereon the day of the month, the year, and the hour of the day whereon he received the same.
     5. In public documents, it is usual to give not only the day, the month, and the year of our Lord, but also the year of the United States, when issued by authority of the general government; or of the commonwealth, when issued under its authority. Vide, generally, Bac. Ab. Obligations, C; Com. Dig, Fait, B 3; Cruise, Dig. tit, 32, c. 20, s. 1-6; 1 Burr. 60; 2 Rol. Ab. 27, 1. 22; 13 Vin. Ab. 34; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t. See Almanac.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The delegation visited Sukkur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Agha Qadirdad Date Market Sukkur on 05th August 2019 where B2B meetings with their counter parts were arranged.
The Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as the date palm, has been a staple food source of the Middle East and Indus Valley region for thousands of years.
Mostly the kinds of dates being sold in Sukkur and Khairpur districts, include Arabian dates, Sindhi Aseel, Karblain, Irani Rabai and others, said Agha Imdad, a dates-seller in Fruit Market.
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In Pakistan there are more than 160 varieties of dates palm in the country, among them the popular varieties are: Aseel, Zahidi, Fas Maazwati, Dhakki, Kharbalian, Begum Jangi, Dagh, Goakna, Tota, Karwan, Hillavi, Khudrawi and Mozawati Gulistan, Jowansur, Lango, Sabzo, Kharuba, Karbala, and Kupro.
Other types of dates including Mabroom (from Saudi Arabia), Majdool (Palestinian dates), dates from Iran and Syria and Pakistani dates are also placed at the dates kiosk of the shopping mall.
Morocco was the largest importer of Dubai dates in 2016 by value with $11.7 million worth of dates and 14 per cent market share, followed by followed by Oman (13 per cent), India (12 per cent), Bangladesh (12 per cent), and Indonesia (10 per cent).
Morocco was the largest importer of Dubai dates in 2016, with $11.7 million worth of dates and a 14 per cent market share, followed by Oman (13 per cent), India (12 per cent), Bangladesh (12 per cent), and Indonesia (10 per cent).
Besides breaking fast with dates, people prepare many dishes and use dates in deserts during Ramazan feasts, he said.