ministerial act


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ministerial act

n. an act, particularly of a governmental employee, which is performed according to statutes, legal authority, established procedures or instructions from a superior, without exercising any individual judgment.

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We believe this is a ministerial act of said POC committee to follow a court order and we are confident said elections will be held forthwith.
This relief is fully warranted because the Corps has never before declined to provide written documentation of the granting of an easement, a perfunctory ministerial act, to use federally owned land after granting regulatory permission for work on the very same land.
The lawsuit claimed the school district "acted without legal authority or failed to perform a ministerial act.
The Department took the position that a corrected birth certificate is a discretionary rather than a ministerial act by the Department over which the courts have no jurisdiction.
The court said that an IRS employee's giving incorrect tax law advice is not a ministerial act under section 6404.
The Court of Appeal observed that the Commissioner of Elections performs a ministerial act needs to be considered in depth as far as the Provincial Councils Elections Act is concerned which seems to vary slightly from the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance.
Even the ministerial act of setting up the podium and microphone for the event would violate the law because the city employee performing that act would be paid by the city to assist in your campaign," he wrote.
Further, in analogizing the taxpayer's situation with the facts in General Dynamics, the IRS noted that "the last event fixing Taxpayer's liability for cash rebates occurs when the customer mails a properly completed rebate form with the required attachments" and that the actual processing and issuance of a rebate constituted a ministerial act.
For in every ministerial act the priest strives to serve to remind the world of the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
It is not a ministerial act if the trial court must weigh conflicting claims or collateral matters, which require a legal resolution.
Moreover, depending on the size and scope of the company's Form 1120, chief tax officers currently devote considerable time to the ministerial act of signing dozens, if not hundreds, of different forms, schedules, statements, and elections within the return that are subject to a signature requirement.
The Court also observed that although there was no reason mentioned for requiring payoff documents to be without charge, it can be reasonably inferred that the legislature intended to compel mortgage lenders to provide satisfactions in an expeditious manner, and determined that mortgage lenders were not entitled to additional compensation for this ministerial act.

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