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Force

Power, violence, compulsion, or constraint exerted upon or against a person or thing. Power dynamically considered, that is, in motion or in action; constraining power, compulsion; strength directed to an end. Commonly the word occurs in such connections as to show that unlawful or wrongful action is meant, e.g., forcible entry.

Power statically considered, that is, at rest, or latent, but capable of being called into activity upon occasion for its exercise. Efficacy; legal validity. This is the meaning when we say that a statute or a contract is in force.

Reasonable force is that degree of force that is appropriate and not inordinate in defending one's person or property. A person who employs such force is justified in doing so and is neither criminally liable nor civilly liable in tort for the conduct.

Deadly Force is utilized when a person intends to cause death or serious bodily harm or when he or she recognizes personal involvement in the creation of a substantial risk that death or bodily harm will occur.

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* in addition, purified air used to generate the cushion separating stators from forcers can be used as an additional ventilation system for the building;
Similarly, multiple Forcers operating on a single Thrust Rod can double, triple or even quadruple drive force.
The machine's four axes of motion (two rotary BSM servomotors and two forcers on the LSS linear stage) are controlled by a NextMove BX motion controller and four FlexDrive servo drives.
Other particles released by ship engines also rank high among important short-lived climate forcers, and this study estimates their combined global warming impact potential.
They can double productivity with two independently controlled Forcers on a single thrust rod, and they can double the drive force with two Forcers working in unison.
It contains gifts for all budgets including a range of stocking-fillers and also some lovely but pricier preesents such as rhubarb forcers and an array of outdoor games.
"As spokesman of joint forcers of the African Union and the United Nations in Somalia we welcome all those who support this war-stricken nation and we call on the Islamic Republic of Iran from this podium to support us in saving Somalia," Colonel Ali Adam Hamd told FNA on Wednesday.
PESHAWAR, January 25, 2010 (Frontier Star ): The security forcers claimed to have arrested twenty-seven militants during last twenty-four hours from different areas of Kurram agency during search operation launched against the militants here on Monday.
ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Chairman Senate Farooq H Naik said Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had rendered the sacrifice of her life for the supremacy of democracy and democratic institution but she did not bow her head before forcers opposed to democracy.
The single-axis linear steppers have a forcer [motor], air bearings, side guide bearings, and track integrated into a compact, low-profile package.