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n., adj. equal in value, force or meaning.

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EQUIVALENT. Of the same value. Sometimes a condition must be literally accomplished in forma specifica; but some may be fulfilled by an equivalent, per oequi polens, when such appears to be the intention of the parties; as, I promise to pay you one hundred dollars, and then die, my executor may fulfill my engagement; for it is equivalent to you whether the money be paid to you b me or by him. Roll. Ab. 451; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 760.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"The Indian met his death, as I suppose, by a mortal wound," said Herncastle.
We did not speak, but in that great half-hour we glanced shyly at each other, and shyly avoided or as shyly returned and met each other's glances more than several times.
And as he hunted far in the woods he met Cathullin, still hiding, sad and ashamed.
The mother and wife of Jadhav, who is on death row, met the Indian spy in the federal capital, on Monday, after Pakistan granted permission for the meeting on humanitarian grounds, said Express News.
Met will be at Thursday's game, a different person will be inside the suit.
Levitt's group had explored how MET contributes to brain development.
During last year's liaison meeting, LMSB reported that IRS officials had met with the Securities and Exchange Commission to discuss initiatives relating to the Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) and tax shelters, as well as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Because of commitments elsewhere and the MET teaching schedule, team members did Not travel to Abu Dhabi together, but rather filtered in and out over a period of days, the first arriving in UAE on 20 Apr 2005 and the last departing on 5 May 2005.
I also met with members of a new local, the Northeast PA Dental Assistants Society in Wilkes-Barre, for a brunch before flying home.
Crain said a council of colonels meets to validate and prioritize the ONS and how they are met.
A wider circle of drafters is engaged to ensure that the deadline is met, and logistics are closely coordinated to ensure that policymakers are available for timely review and approval of the minutes.