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v. 1) to create something. 2) to sign a check, promissory note, bill of exchange or some other note which guarantees, promises or orders payment of money. (See: maker, check, promissory note, bill of exchange)

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TO MAKE. English law. To perform or execute; as to make his law, is to perform that law which a man had bound himself to do; that is, to clear himself of an action commenced against him, by his oath, and the oaths of his neighbors. Old Nat. Br. 161. To make default, is to fail to appear in proper time. To make oath, is to swear according to the form prescribed by law.

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The perpetrators, armed with a pistol and an AK-47, opened fire at 31-year old Sakhr Harb, the owner of Supermarket Dani, and made away with his wallet and mobile phone, and the money in the shop's cash register, before fleeing in a Fiat Punto.
A BRANDON pub was raided by three men carrying knives who made away with the day's takings at the weekend.
The move marks the first time in the Birmingham factory's history that the bar has been made away from its traditional home in the Midlands.
Raskovic is one of six people charged with a 2003 bank heist in the Serbian town of Mladenovac, when the group allegedly made away with pounds 77,000.
After a pre-designated number of "reversal passes" are made away from the opposing basket, all the defenders must immediately rotate to find the nearest opponent to match up with and then guard in a man-to-man defensive scheme until the half-court defense is needed.
The police said the robbers made away with about 40,000 yen from five women on bicycles.
The crook silently made away with a haul of US dollars - money the unlucky priest had scraped together for a dream holiday to America.
In a related development, the Company's mining camp was entered by armed bandits on May 4, 2003 who made away with one truck, communications equipment, two shotguns and a small amount of gold.
During this time someone smashed the side rear window and made away with some of our possessions which we thought had been well hidden.
A knife-wielding man, apologizing profusely, robbed a convenience store in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, and made away with about 40,000 yen in cash early Thursday, police said.
The boy made away with pounds 1,758 in the robbery.
Makadara DCIO Henry Kiambati says the robbers made away with several items including musical instruments in the Friday morning incident.