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Taking away; reduction; lessening; incompleteness.

The term diminution is used in law to signify that a record submitted by an inferior court to a superior court for review is not complete or not fully certified.

Diminution in market value is a rule of damages, within which the proper measure of damages for permanent injury to real property is the reduction of market value for any use to which the property might be appropriated. It is a rule providing for the before-and-after value of stolen or damaged property.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diminished employment two years after early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with African-American race and uninsured or publicly insured status, according to a study published online Feb.
The report also found that 94% of the BDs had a formal process to internally report concerns regarding diminished capacity and/or elder financial abuse, while 81% indicated they had a decision-maker responsible for reporting concerns to agencies or authorities outside of the firm.
In contrast, the A blood group antigen, comprised of blood types A and AB, appears to be protective against diminished ovarian reserve.
Also aiding the market was diminished concern over the European economy as first-quarter gross domestic product showed a firm 0.2 percent gain in the 16 countries that use the euro, market analysts said.
"The issue is diminished responsibility." Shapung, 30, was arrested after her son was found dead in a house on George Stephenson Way, North Shields.
But diminished - no," she said in a speech addressed to Hong Kong's politicians and businessmen.
Many pianists who displayed musical creativity as children have found their spontaneity has diminished as they have grown older.
Especially in immature males, testis length diminished with increasing concentrations of many of these compounds, including DDT, polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, and banned termiticides called chlordanes.
PRAGUE -- Women with severely diminished ovarian reserve can experience dramatic improvements in ovarian function, pregnancy rates, and euploidy rates when treated with dehydroepiandrosterone, Dr.
The number of hotel rooms has been significantly diminished as a result of the massive appeal to convert to condos.
Life insurance securitizations have been on the rise both in the United States and globally, fueled by the availability of ever-increasing amounts of capital chasing deals and returns, the increased regulatory capital requirements for life insurers, and diminished and more costly reinsurance capacity.
Governments dedicated to maximizing the appearance of forest economic activity are entirely undeterred from transferring diminished forests and environmental and economic consequences to future generations.