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LIFE. The aggregate of the animal functions which resist death. Bichat.
     2. The state of animated beings, while they possess the power of feeling and motion. It commences in contemplation of law generally as soon as the infant is able to stir in the mother's womb; 1 Bl. Com. 129; 3 Inst. 50; Wood's Inst. 11; and ceases at death. Lawyers and legislators are not, however, the best physiologists, and it may be justly suspected that in fact life commences before the mother can perceive any motion of the foetus. 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 291.
     3. For many purposes, however, life is considered as begun from the moment of conception in ventre sa mere. Vide Foetus. But in order to acquire and transfer civil rights the child must be born alive. Whether a child is born alive, is to be ascertained from certain signs which are always attendant upon life. The fact of the child's crying is the most certain. There may be a certain motion in a new born infant which may last even for hours, and yet there may not be complete life. It seems that in order to commence life the child must be born with the ability to breathe, and must actually have breathed. 1 Briand, Med. Leg. 1ere partie, c. 6, art. 1.
     4. Life is presumed to continue at least till one hundred years. 9 Mart. Lo. R. 257 See Death; Survivorship.
     5. Life is considered by the law of the utmost importance, and its most anxious care is to protect it. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 202-3.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In the Finance Act 2019, the interior ministry has introduced lifetime token tax on cars/jeeps having the engine capacity up to 1000 cc from July, which is mandatory in Islamabad.
Lifetime Isas, also known as Lisas, allow people to save for their first home or their retirement in the same pot, with the added help of a Government bonus.
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The researchers found that there was considerable variation in lifetime risks of AD by age, gender, and the preclinical or clinical disease state of the individual.
Based upon the closing price of Lifetime common stock on December 21, 2017, the transaction values Filament at an enterprise value of approximately USD 313m, which represents a pro forma adjusted EBITDA multiple of approximately 6.3x, inclusive of synergies and the effect of the net present value of inherited tax attributes.
On one hand, it is necessary to have a priori knowledge of the expected lifetimes to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio and, in the presence of a mixture of fluorophores with different lifetimes, the RLD algorithm only outputs an effective lifetime value that corresponds to an average lifetime weighted by the fluorophore's relative contribution.
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In some circumstances, difficulties could be encountered in the process of systematic lifetime distribution modeling, which are listed as follows, and there needs an extension of current modeling methods to overcome these difficulties.