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Instrument

A formal or legal written document; a document in writing, such as a deed, lease, bond, contract, or will. A writing that serves as evidence of an individual's right to collect money, such as a check.

instrument

n. 1) a written legal document such as a contract, lease, deed, will or bond. 2) an object used to perform some task or action, ranging from a surgeon's scalpel to any hard thing used in an assault (a blunt instrument).

instrument

(Document), noun bill, certificate, deed, draft, evidential writing, executed and delivered writing, formal writing, official record, official writing, paper, record, solemn writing, syngrapha, tabula, writing delivered as the evidence of an agreement, writing which gives formal expression to a legal act, written formal expression
Associated concepts: allonge, instrument evidencing a debt, instrument of writing, negotiable instrument
Foreign phrases: Mala grammatica non vitiat chartam, sed in expositione instrumentorum mala grammatica quoad fieri possit evitanda est.Bad grammar does not vitiate a deed, but in the drafting of instruments, bad grammar should, as far as possible, be avoided. Ubi nulla est connectura quae ducat alio, verba intelligenda sunt ex proorietate, non grammatica, sed populari ex usu. Where there is nothing which calls for another construction, words are to be understood according to their proper sense, not according to their strict grammatical meaning, but accorddng to their popular sense. Qui haeret in litera haeret in cortice. He who adheres to the letter of an instrument goes but skin deep into its meaning.

instrument

(Tool), noun agency, agent, aid, appliance, article, channel, contributing force, device, equipment, facility, implement, machine, machinery, means, mechanical construction, mechanism, medium, utensil, utility, vehicle
Associated concepts: instrument of fraud
See also: appliance, blank, certificate, channel, charter, conduit, deed, device, document, expedient, facility, form, forum, indenture, instrumentality, interagent, lease, license, medium, organ, proctor, resource, tool, will

instrument

a written legal document. See also NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT.

INSTRUMENT, contracts. The writing which contains some agreement, and is so called because it has been prepared as a memorial of what has taken place or been agreed upon. The agreement and the instrument in which it is contained are very different things, the latter being only evidence of the existence of the former. The instrument or form of the contract may be valid, but the contract itself may be void on account of fraud. Vide Ayl. Parerg. 305; Dunl. Ad. Pr. 220.

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Table 45: Japanese Long-term Projections for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36
Table 46: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37
Table 49: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures (*) in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40
Table 50: European Long-term Projections for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
Table 52: European 10-Year Perspective for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales (*) for Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43
Table 53: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46
Table 54: French Long-term Projections for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47
Table 55: French 10-Year Perspective for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48
Table 57: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56
Table 58: German Long-term Projections for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57
Table 59: German 10-Year Perspective for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58
Table 60: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Dental Surgical Equipment by Product Segment - Dental Instrument Delivery System Units (Mobile, Stationary), Digital X-ray Systems, Dental Lasers, Chairs & Stools, Intra-oral Video Cameras, Dental Hand Instruments (Forceps, Pliers, Broaches, Cutting Instruments, Burs) and Infection Control Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60