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An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

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n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

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1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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Invesco found that while an asset owner often commences their factor journey with a single strategy, as time goes by they tend to implement additional factor strategies and consider how to extend their factor portfolio from equities to fixed income and multi-asset.
In conjunction, the new cobas Factor II and Factor V Test further complements the recent CE approval of the cobas t 511 and cobas t 711 coagulation analyzers for the central lab, making the company a key partner for laboratories performing coagulation and thrombophilia testing.
In the process of creating these factor-based portfolios, Vaidyanathan said he realized that there was a knowledge gap in factor investing.
On this subject in the literature earlier showed that "factoring is a contract whereby one party, called the adherent transfer ownership of a certain category of its receivables to another party, called factor, which, for a fee, undertakes adherent to pay their value and acquires its place in its rights receivables against debtors that are assigned to collect" (Stefanescu and Rucareanu, 1983: 231).
vWD is an exception with characteristic "platelet type" bleeding however severe cases may have similar severe bleeding typical of classic coagulation factor deficiencies.
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a) Domestic factoring--this operation is not based on an international commercial contract; it takes place on the territory of the same country and, there is only factor involved;
Several of the other Zubulake factors bear some resemblance to the three-factor test in McCourts.
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