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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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Among other things, the Emergency created a dangerous split between the Labour Party leadership, who supported the Conservative government's counter-insurgency policy, and the MCF leadership, who consistently viewed the struggle in an anticolonial frame, a split which very nearly resulted in the MCF being declared a proscribed organization.
In March 1958, in response to what the MCF regarded as human rights violations committed by the Malayan government against communist insurgents, Brockway drafted an open letter from the MCF that was signed by thirty-four Labour MPs, and sent it to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, with copies going to the Prime Minister of the newly independent Federation of Malaya and the press.
62) Immediately after the publication of the letter, the Labour leadership summoned Brockway and convinced him to send another letter to the High Commissioner stressing that the MCF did not speak on behalf of the Labour Party.
It opened with the public embarrassment brought upon the Labour Party as a result of the two MCF letters in 1956 and 1958.
A study by researchers in Pullman and Laramie revealed that at least 25 to 35 percent of all bison are infected with the MCF virus.
In addition, he has served as special expert for the United Nations in establishing diagnostic assays for MCF in West Africa.
of Pullman, Washington, sells the reagents for the MCF CI-ELISA.
More information on MCF is available at http:// www.
We will now demonstrate that, when matched with an appropriate measure of marginal social benefits, the two MCF approaches yield an identical (and correct) cost-benefit criterion.
The important point is that at the second-best optimum, the difference between the two MCF measures is always matched by an equal difference in the two [MB.
If there is a unifying principle underlying these seemingly divergent measures of MCF, it is this: Distortionary effects are important.
We will show how the choice between alternative MCFs boils down to the choice of reference price vector.