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Factor

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.

factor

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.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

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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Research has shown parent involvement to demonstrate a significant relationship with the familial factors measured on the PFS (Burchinal, Roberts, Zeisel, Hennon and Hooper, 2006; Cantalano, Mazza, Harachi, Abbott, Haggerty and Fleming, 2003; Griffith, 1998; Riggs and Medina, 2005).
The most important protective familial factors reported by the majority of these studies were close relations between parents and their children, positive disciplinary measures exercised within the family, continuous parental surveillance, inclusion of children in the decision-making processes, healthy communication between parents and children and their mutual trust, inclusion of parents into their children's lives (familiarity with children's friends and habits), strong and affirmative family ties, and conventional parental attitudes towards drug consumption (NIDA 2003).
We did not find evidence that familial factors were associated with a decreased likelihood of dating violence.
ABSTRACT: This study examined child-centered data (from birth to 7 years) and familial factors
Conduct disorder has increased incidence during adolescence and the root cause can be attributed to biologic, psychosocial and familial factors.
They examine the standard cholesterol hypotheses and find fault, assert that familial factors are key, note than rates of cancer and other diseases are lower in higher cholesterol groups in the general population, and locate alternatives to the conviction that the less saturated fat you consumer, the better off you will always be.
Premorbid stress clearly predicted risk for chronic fatigue" even when familial factors were controlled for, "suggesting that premorbid stress is a direct environmental risk for fatigue," Dr.
Researchers have also identified familial factors that contribute to resiliency in high-risk children and youth.

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