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OPERATIVE. A workman; one employed to perform labor for another.
     2. This word is used in the bankrupt law of 19th August, 1841, s. 5, which directs that any person who shall have performed any labor as an operative in the service of any bankrupt shall be entitled to receive the full amount of wages due to him for such labor, not exceeding twenty-five dollars; provided that such labor shall have been performed within six months next before the bankruptcy of his employer.
     3. Under this act it has been decided that an apprentice who had done work beyond a task allotted to him by his master, commonly called overwork, under an agreement on the part of the master to pay for such work, was entitled as an operative. 1 Penn. Law Journ. 368. See 3 Rob. Adm. R. 237; 2 Cranch, 240 270.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(4) Fifth Third Bank also has requested the Board's approval under section 9 of the Federal Reserve Act (5) ("FRA") to retain and operate branches at the locations of First National Bank's main office and branches.
Operating environment: Operates best in a dust-free office or laboratory environment (due to the sensitivity of the computer) at a stable temperature of 60-82F (15-28C).
The company operates three other tangential rubber mixers, all of which use electro-mechanical drive systems to power the twin rotors.
But people can learn to operate PHANToM "with relative ease," they contend.
subsidiary decides to operate the new business as a newly organized domestic (U.S.) corporation, the new corporation will be required to make a buy-in payment to the ultimate foreign parent corporation and the immediate U.S.
The company now operates 12 self-unloaders, more than any other Canadian-owned company.
Worse still are commuters that operate mixed fleets, not allowing the maintenance crews to specialize their skills to the degree necessary.
Many companies with multiple locations or operations in different parts of the country may talk about how they operate under the same policies.
Most likely, you would find that the faucet stays fixed and your home operates more efficiently.
(3) BB&T operates subsidiary depository institutions in North and South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana, and Florida.
Replenishment ship RFA Fort Victoria (A 387) can operate five Sea Kings or Merlins, and RFA Fort Rosalie (A 385) four Sea Kings.