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INFERIOR. One who in relation to another has less power and is below him; one who is bound to obey another. He who makes the law is the superior; he who is bound to obey it, the inferior. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 8.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank closed 4.95 per cent lower at Dh8.65.
At the same time, lower interest rates may be exacerbating the savings problems, because they reduce the incentive for people to save more.
We continue to push for the New York City tax credit trade-in to be used for a rail link between lower Manhattan and JFK airport and expect this decision to be finalized in the first quarter of 2007.
There would inevitably be lower industry returns and a reduction in spending on research and development.
Then lower both legs and shoulders to the mat and repeat 10 times.
And some studies suggest that beans lower the risk of adenomas, the kind of polyps that can turn into colon cancers.
There are certain processes, according to Slavin, that can be difficult to reengineer to the point of achieving a lower silica PEL, such as knockoff operations, which are a prime culprit of silicate emissions.
John Elnitsky II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half).
Sixty-five percent of camps with increased numbers of boys said it was higher by 1 percent-7 percent while more than half of the camps (58 percent) who were lower were down by 1 percent-7 percent.
The longer the wavelength, the lower the frequency, meaning a lower pitch.
This was the first of numerous steps toward lower tire aspect ratios.