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delay

failure to perform on time.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The results showed that the brain's prefrontal cortex was more active for high delayers and the ventral striatum-an area linked to addictions-was more active in low delayers.
Some delayers participated in the catechumenate process as auditores (listeners) rather than as competentes seeking baptism.
Yahya bin Abdullah Al-Samaan said the members raised several points regarding the performance of the national carrier, particularly finding solutions to delayers and those who missed their scheduled flights as well as ways to link minor towns with each other.
Successful delayers in the marshmallow test use these cognitive skills to think up games and other strategies that help them to cool impulsive urges and reach future goals.
'Once Mischel began analysing the results, he noticed that low delayers seemed more likely to have behavioural problems, both in school and at home.
Yet the vaccine resisters and delayers are not the only parents whose kids miss out on shots.
And his admittedly nonscientific conclusion was that "the members of the wine industry are not purveyors of poison, as the antialcohol lobby groups would have us believe, but actually delayers of death and will help you to die young as late as possible."
Of the remaining 58%, 45% ("delayers") do not develop age-related disease until after 80 years.
Different applications for these compounds exist, between which can be mentioned: fiber glass, enamels, fire delayers, fertilizers and agricultural herbicides (IPCS, 1998).
France has been leading the doubters and delayers that include Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland and Spain.