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DISTURBANCE, torts. A wrong done to an incorporeal hereditament, by hindering or disquieting the owner in the enjoyment of it. Finch. L. 187; 3 Bl. Com. 235; 1 Swift's Dig. 522; Com. Dig. Action upon the case for a disturbance, Pleader, 3 I 6; 1 Serg. & Rawle, 298.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The (https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2019-07-28-invest-95l-caribbean-disturbance-possible-tropical-development) disturbance began forming over the weekend , bringing a wave of storms to smaller islands south of the Dominican Republic.
National Rail said a "disturbance" at the station at 8.30am is causing the disruption, although the incident has since been resolved.
Sleep disturbance-adult (short form) developed by PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) and PROMIS Cooperative Group (2008-2012)19 and translated by researchers in Urdu version to improve response rate in all educational levels was used to measure sleep disturbance in patients with BCHD.
"Now we know it's not the grief itself; it is the sleep disturbance that arises from that grief," Chirinos said.
The tactical formations outlined in ATP 3-22.40, Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for the Employment of Nonlethal Weapons, have not changed significantly in the last several reviews.11 Even a cursory review of civilian police after action reports shows a nearly constant evolution of tactics to account for new protestor tactics, emerging technology on both sides of the shield line, and court cases that shape the civil disturbance environment.
'While the impact of visitor disturbance on population recruitment cannot be empirically assessed due to the absence of historical data for cave bat populations in Cambodia, it is nonetheless likely to have been considerable and raises a conservation concern,' the researchers write.
[6] give an overview of real time traffic management of the railway network in case of disturbances. After briefly introducing the problem of disturbance management and basic mathematical formulations, a precise placement is made based on the effect of management decisions towards the various stakeholders.
A high-order finite difference method is employed to simulate the hypersonic flow field to analyze the evolution of the disturbance wave in the hypersonic boundary layer and to investigate the effect of roughness on receptivity of the boundary layer.
The disturbance observer can estimate the external disturbance of the system and observe its characteristics.
Recently, to improve the control performances in PMSM systems, much attention has been given to disturbance reject-based control method [7], which are insensitive to parameter variations and external disturbances.
Even if it will not develop into a tropical cyclone, Paciente said the approaching weather disturbance is still expected to carry moderate to heavy to at times intense rains to the already saturated portion of Mindanao this weekend.