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delay

failure to perform on time.

DELAY, civil law. The time allowed either by law or by agreement of the parties to do something.
     2. The law allows a delay, for a party who has been summoned to appear, to make defence, to appeal; it admits of a delay during which and action may be brought, certain rights exercised, and the like.
     3. By the agreement of the parties there may be a delay in the payment of a debt, the fulfillment of a contract, &c. Vide Code, 3, 11, 4; Nov. 69, c. 2 Merl. Rep. h

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The focus axiom implies that for those passengers whose flights are not delayed (i.e., [x.sub.i] [less than or equal to] 0), D(*) does not depend upon the specific values of [x.sub.i].
Taken together, these findings from the NPSAS data, which provide a snapshot of all undergraduates in 1999-2000, indicate that delayed entrants begin their postsecondary education at a relative disadvantage compared with their peers who enroll in postsecondary education immediately after high school graduation.
It is conceivable that a contractor delayed by the owner or some other cause beyond its control could, first, not recover its own damages due to a no damages for delay clause and, second, have to pay liquidated damages to the owner.
(11) Their findings with regard to operating time, intraoperative blood loss, postoperative pain, and delayed bleeding were similar to ours, although their series included no controls.
Who and what influences delayed presentation in breast cancer?
The IRS obviously is aware its agents are having difficulty with the nuances of delayed and revoked section 1033 elections.
"Delayed Hospital Presentation in Patients Who Have Had Acute Myocardial Infarction." Annals of Internal Medicine 126 (8): 593-99.
Thirteen (43%) of ill persons consulted physicians, and 54% of these submitted stool specimens; however, disease diagnosis was delayed because none of the physicians ordered specific laboratory testing that could identify Cyclospora (3).
But Governor Mike Foster, a Bush buddy, got the caucuses delayed.
Dozens of flights to Spain were delayed as the airport struggled to cope.
The more common justifications for delayed notice of surreptitious searches are the desire to locate unidentified co-conspirators and the flight risk of the subjects.
Studies conducted more than 30 years ago demonstrated that delayed clamping of the umbilical cord enables newborns to receive far more blood than immediate clamping, a common obstetrical practice in much of the world, including the United States.

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