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PURSE. In Turkey the sum of five hundred dollars is called a purse. Merch. Dict. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He gave the example of Germany where Chancellor Gerhard Schroder had personally assured him of his intention to gradually increase public development aid to 0.7% of GDP, "although he still has to convince his Finance Minister Hans Eichel, who holds the purse strings".
But when gay and lesbian couples separate, it boils down to who holds the purse strings."
Our executive now holds the purse strings, the reins of power and they have many decisions to make.
(OPRR's method is money -- it holds the purse strings from the government and can freeze NIH-funded research immediately).
As a result of the push for equal funding in 1985 and with the passage of Bill 104, we are now in a position where the province entirely holds the purse strings and is calling the shots.
Even so, many molders still have to justify CIM on a ROI basis for their boards, supervisors, or whomever holds the purse strings.
A seven-man executive committee, headed by Harlan, holds the purse strings - and all decision-making power - in the form of a reserve fund.
But major shareholder Farhad Moshiri, who holds the purse strings TURN TO PAGE 54 FROM BACK PAGE with his investment and who financed Koeman's PS140million summer transfer splash, wants a bigger, more established name to take control.