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Master

An individual who hires employees or servants to perform services and who directs the manner in which such services are performed.A court officer appointed by a judge to perform such jobs as examining witnesses, taking testimony, computing damages, or taking oaths, affidavits, or acknowledgments of deeds.

A master makes a report of his or her findings to the judge so a decree can be formulated. A master in chancery was an officer in Chancery Court in England. In the U. S. these duties may be rendered by a court clerk, commissioner, auditor, or referee.

master

n. 1) employer, in the area of law known as "master and servant," which more properly should be called employer and employee. 2) a person, supposedly with special expertise, appointed by a judge to investigate a problem (such as whether a parent's home is appropriate for child visitation) and report back to the judge his/her findings and recommendation. (See: master and servant, employment, respondeat superior)

master

1 a nearly obsolete term for an EMPLOYER under a contract of employment in the sense of service rather than for services. The law was treated under the title ‘master and servant’ but is now usually collected under the title ‘employment law’, which includes much to do with trade unions. See EMPLOYMENT, UNFAIR DISMISSAL.
2 an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature subordinate to a judge.

MASTER. This word has several meanings. 1. Master is one who has control over a servant or apprentice. A master stands in relation to his apprentices, in loco parentis, and is bound to fulfill that relation, which the law generally enforces. He is also entitled to be obeyed by his apprentices, as if they were his children. Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.
     2.-2. Master is one who is employed in teaching children, known generally as a schoolmaster; as to his powers, see Correction.
     3.-3. Master is the name of an officer: as, the ship Benjamin Franklin, whereof A B is master; the master of the rolls; master in chancery, &c.
     4.-4. By master is also understood a principal who employs another to perform some act or do something for him. The law having adopted the maxim of the civil law, qui facit per alium facit per se; the agent is but an instrument, and the master is civilly responsible for the act of his agent, as if it were his own, when he either commands him to do an act, or puts him in a condition, of which such act is a result, or by the absence of due care and control, either previously in the choice of his agent, or immediately in the act itself, negligently suffers him to do an injury. Story, Ag. Sec. 454, note; Noy's Max. c. 44; Salk. 282; 1 East. R. 106; 1 Bos. & Pul. 404; 2 H. Bl. 267; 5 Barn. & Cr. 547; 2 Taunt. R. 314; 4 Taunt. R. 649; Mass. 364, 385; 17 Mass. 479, 509; 1 Pick. 47 5; 4 Watts, 222; 2 Harr. & Gill., 316; 6 Cowen, 189; 8 Pick. 23; 5 Munf. 483. Vide Agent; Agency; Driver; Servant.

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Major players operating in the global Electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) market have also been profiled in the report to present a picture of the competitive scenario of the market.
Advantages of using an abbreviated dossier for drug master file applications in Taiwan.
Its adoption and use has provided a bridge for companies moving from paper to electronic trial master files. Standardization breeds automation and has enabled software vendors to take advantage of standards to automate traditionally manual, tedious or labor intensive tasks.
A significant percentage of all the individual items a hospital needs to purchase may still not be in their item master file. Hospital staff can get stuck in a time-consuming search, making phone calls or surfing the Web, looking for the information they need to place an order.
Debate continued to rage in the House over the AMA's sale of its master file on physicians, which includes Drug Enforcement Administration numbers.
Debate continued to rage in the House over the AMA's sale of its master file on physicians, which includes the physician's Drug Enforcement Administration number.
Debate continued to rage in the House over the AMA's sale of its master file on physicians, which includes the physician's Drug Enforcement Administration number and which pharmaceutical sales representatives can then match with prescription data purchased from pharmacies to profile a physician's prescribing habits.
Debate continued to rage in the House over the AMA's sale of its master file on physicians, which includes the physician's Drug Enforcement Administration number, which pharmaceutical sales people can then match with prescription data purchased from pharmacies to profile a physician's prescribing habits.
Debate continued to rage in the House over the AMA's sale of its master file on physicians, which includes the physician's Drug Enforcement Administration number, which pharmaceutical salespeople can then match with prescription data purchased from pharmacies to profile a physician's prescribing habits.
With Volo View 2, users are able to review, mark up, measure, print, and plot engineering and design data in a Windows environment Volo View 2 supports DWG, DXF, DWF and master file formats as well as, for the first time, the data formats produced by Autodesk Inventor 5 (IPT, IAN, IDW).
Mandatory evaluation of these programs involved the following: data from the Student Master File (information on each student's grade level, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status); data from the LEP student master file (information on students' LEP status, home language, and program service dates); programmatic and professional staff development details; Emergency Immigrant Program expenditure data; prior-year information on LEP students from Office of Program Evaluation reports; test scores; and participant responses.
The CD-ROM contains data not only for outsized/overweight equipment but also all Class 7 items from the Equipment Characteristics Master File owned by Forces Command and maintained by the Transportation Engineering Agency.

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