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Nonprofessional, such as a lay witness who is not a recognized expert in the area that is the subject of the person's testimony. That which relates to persons or entities not clerical or ecclesiastical; a person not in ecclesiastical orders. To present the formal declarations by the parties of their respective claims and defenses in pleadings. A share of the profits of a fishing or Whaling voyage, allotted to the officers and seamen, in the nature of wages.

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LAY, English law. That which relates to persons or things not ecclesiastical. In the United States the people are not, by law, divided, as in England, into ecclesiastical and lay. The law makes no distinction between them.

TO LAY, pleading. To state or to allege. The place from whence a jury are to be summoned, is called the venue, and the allegation in the declaration, of the place where the jury is to be summoned, is in technical language, said to lay the venue. 3 Steph. Com. 574; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2826.

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In 2004, the club built a small 12-foot by 24-foot modular traveling layout to set up and run trains at area libraries and other locations.
The report says the CDA management should have considered cancelling the NOCs of two housing societies and sold the mortgaged land to develop a nullah and treatment plant as per the layout plan.
A simple way to navigate and sort through parts during placement is to set up cross-probing functionality between the schematic and layout. With cross-probing active and an organized flow, placement of the process of grouping is made easy.
Saleem, a resident of a private housing scheme told reporter that many housing schemes for which RDA had approved layout plans and issued no-objection certificates (NOC) have changed the layout plans on their own and erected buildings on the plots meant for schools, parks, mosques, graveyards, community centres, hospitals, water reservoirs, community clubs and health centres.
Alguns estudos salientam que a identificacao do tipo de layout se faz necessario para que a tecnica aplicada a sua melhoria seja eficiente, relata Mariz & Picchi (2014) neste sentido os tipos de layout podem ser classificados como layout posicional, por processo, celular, e por produto aborda Slack (2009), o autor comenta que cata tipo de arranjo fisico tem suas caracteristicas e particularidades, salientando que os mesmos ainda podem ser combinados e formar um layout hibrido.
With the complexity of today's chips, one of the big challenges is dividing layout tasks among the design team.
Petitioner argued that aggrieved of these deviations from the original layout plan regarding reservations made for amenities including parks, mosques, graveyards and schools, the petitioners along with other residents of the area lodged a complaint with respondent no.1 (CDA) and requested the civic agency to take legal action against the concerned persons, who in violation of the original layout plan are converting the amenities plots into residential and commercial plots.
THE annual model railway exhibition, organised by Syston Model Railway Society, takes place at Sileby Community Centre on February 17 and 18 featuring 13 top quality layouts.
Autodrome Lago Maggiore - East Layout (Reverse: "East II" Layout)
This algorithm is used in the data processing method [1] for rapid creation of a 2D production floor layout from a point cloud model.
The research on facility layout problem (FLP) started in the 1950s.
IT'S all aboard the model railway show at Ormesby Hall this weekend, as the National Trust property invites people to come and see the train layouts cared for by volunteers.