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in the Scots law of contract, the right for A not to pay money due to B under a contract until damages due by B to A under the same contract are ascertained. Thus, a claim for freight may be opposed by a claim for damage done to the goods in transit. In bankruptcy or liquidation, a party who is facing an illiquid claim may retain in respect of an illiquid sum owed to him by the bankrupt and it is not necessary that the debts should arise out of the same contract.

In the law of Sale of Goods 1979, where the property in goods has not passed to the buyer, the unpaid seller has a right to withhold delivery similar to and co-extensive with his rights of lien or retention and stoppage in transit where the property has passed to the buyer.

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RETENTION, Scottish law. The right which the possessor of a movable has, of holding the same until he shall be satisfied for his claim either against such movable or the owner of it; a lien.
     2. The right of retention is of two kinds, namely, special or general. 1. Special retention is the right of withholding or retaining property of goods which are in one's possession under a contract, till indemnified for the labor or money expended on them. 2. General retention is the right to withhold or detain the property of another, in respect of any debt which happens to be due by the proprietor to the person who has the custody; or for a general balance of accounts arising on a particular train of employment. 2 Bell's Com. 90, 91, 5th ed. Vide Lien.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Similarly, Kulak et al6 in his study found that 80% and 63% of the participants were satisfied with upper and lower denture retention, respectively.
The results of the study have shown that there was significant difference in terms of mean increase in denture retention strength with paste form and powder form of denture adhesives (P<0.05).
Effective complete denture rehabilitation is affected by the biomechanical phenomena of retention, support and stability.1,5 Adequate denture retention constitutes a basic and important prerequisite for the acceptance of complete denture by the patient.3,5 Occasionally, it is not possible to attain retention and stability especially in cases of extremely resorbed residual ridges.4 Residual ridge resorption is more pronounced in mandibular ridge as compared to maxillary and presents a challenge for prosthodontic rehabilitation.4-6 Surgical and/ or prosthodontic treatments are available to improve retention in cases of residual ridge resorption.1,4,16
The complications associated with complete denture wearers recorded were; development of ulcers, teeth lost due to fracture of the denture teeth, fractures of the denture base, denture related stomatitis, loss of denture retention.
Various variables related to denture retention, stability, occlusion, discomfort, pain, mastication, aesthetics, speech and oral and prostheses hygiene and over all satisfaction with complete dentures have been evaluated over the years.9 Both maxillary and mandibular complete dentures have been shown to have one or more unacceptable characteristies with equal frequency.
* Patients with xerostomia because the amount of saliva necessary for adequate denture retention is diminished.
The completely edentulous patients who were being treated to provide replacement complete den-tures for the reasons that they had poor denture retention, poor stability, overclosure, excessive wear of artificial teeth and repeated fractures.