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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.

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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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MCF can also carve ham for their customers even if they are not holding an event.
The company produced 511,087 mcf gas, 22,337,261 bbl and 161,430 mt LPG from the Karak district of KP from year 2005 to 2015.
In the 2010 / 2011 peaking months, the average daily additional demand was ~ 5.0 MMCFD with the average price paid of ~US$9.00 / MCF.
As with other anticolonial organizations, the MCF was most effective at harnessing public outrage by exposing specific abuses and highlighting Imperial excesses, but not in gathering political support for a generalized attack on the entire Imperial foundation.
This is what makes MCF's canoes different from companies that use a chopper gun, which blows fiberglass in, resulting in uneven weight distribution.
The MCF derived its initial baseline from a standard formula used in designing Army organizations It is not a new idea.
"Sheep MCF virus, or ovine herpesvirus 2, is the cause of most MCF cases in the United States," says Li.
However, it could also be seen as a belated payment for Lehman Brothers' role in setting up MCF, which would reduce Lehman Brothers' equity below the required level.
Martin Feldstein emphasized the importance of MCF in a recent paper appropriately titled "How Big Should Government Be?" (Feldstein [1997]).
Together with David Platt, also at MCF, Raz created such pectin molecules by cleaving the normally branch-shaped citrus pectin into linear subunit with a single, free galactoside.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 25 (ANI): Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will on Tuesday pay a day-long visit to Raebareli to express "solidarity with the ongoing worker's struggle against privatisation" of the Modern Coach Factory (MCF).