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IDENTITY, evidence. Sameness.
     2. It is frequently necessary to identify persons and things. In criminal prosecutions, and in actions for torts and on contracts, it is required to be proved that the defendants have in criminal actions, and for injuries, been guilty of the crime or injury charged; and in an action on a contract, that the defendant was a party to it. Sometimes, too, a party who has been absent, and who appears to claim an inheritance, must prove his identity and, not unfrequently, the body of a person which has been found dead must be identified: cases occur when the body is much disfigured, and, at other times, there is nothing left but the skeleton. Cases of considerable difficulty arise, in consequence of the omission to take particular notice; 2 Stark. Car. 239 Ryan's Med. Jur. 301; and in consequence of the great resemblance of two persons. 1 Hall's Am. Law Journ. 70; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 509; 1 Paris, Med. Jur, 222; 3 Id. 143; Trail. Med. Jur. 33; Fodere, Med. Leg. ch. 2, tome 1, p. 78-139.
     3. In cases of larceny, trover, replevin, and the like, the things in dispute must always be identified. Vide 4 Bl. Com. 396.
     4. M. Briand, in his Manuel Complet de Medicine Legale, 4eme partie, ch. 1, gives rules for the discovery of particular marks, which an individual may have had, and also the true color of the hair, although it may have been artificially colored. He also gives some rules for the purpose of discovering, from the appearance of a skeleton, the sex, the age, and the height of the person when living, which he illustrates by various examples. See, generally, 6 C. & P 677; 1 C. & M. 730; 3 Tyr. 806; Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 226; 1 Hagg. Cons. R. 189; Best on Pres. Appx. case 4; Wills on Circums. Ev. 143, et seq.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Proposition 2: Organizations need to communicate distinctive identity elements to their internal stakeholders to further strengthen organizational identity.
(1) (NSS[(U).sup.E], [[union].sub.R]) is a monoid with [[PHI].sub.E] as an identity element, (NSS[(U).sub.A], [[union].sub.E]) is a subsemigroup of (NSS[(U).sup.E], [[union].sub.R])
Then m-ary semigroup (R, f) has an identity element 0 if
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The Credit Optics score assesses an individual's use of identity elements such as name, date of birth, phone numbers and addresses to provide insight into stability and credit neediness -- key factors in a consumer's likelihood to repay debt.
A real finite-dimensional division algebra is power associative if and only if it is quadratic, that is, if it has an identity element 1 [not equal to] 0 and the set {1,x,[x.sub.2]} is linearly dependent for all x (this follows from the fact that every finite-dimensional power-associative division algebra has an identity element [30, Lemma 5.3]).
Design Relief cartons feature extended panels and pull-tab designs that offer additional room for drug facts without compromising shelf space, preserving room for product identity elements and logos, which are critical for consumer awareness and brand recognition.
This new optional feature enables Datacard printers to read facility codes and identification numbers stored on proximity cards while photos, text and other identity elements are being printed on cards.
ACOM's enhancements include toner sensors that prevent MICR check printing unless MICR toner is installed; a three-position keylock switch (MICR On, MICR Off, Printer Off); customized MICR font and toner engineered specifically for use with the Phaser 5400, and an external PCMCIA card reader for secure storage and use of sensitive corporate information such as MICR fonts, signatures, and corporate identity elements. Insertion of the card into the reader downloads the information to printer memory and removal automatically erases the information from memory.
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