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ORIGINAL, contracts, practice, evidence. An authentic instrument of something, and which is to serve as a model or example to be copied or imitated. It also means first, or not deriving any authority from any other source as, original jurisdiction, original writ, original bill, and the like.
     2. Originals are single or duplicate. Single, when there is but one; duplicate, when there are two. In the case of printed documents, all the impressions are originals, or in the nature of duplicate originals, and any copy will be primary evidence. Watson's Case, 2 Stark. R. 130; sed vide 14 Serg.& Rawle, 200; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2001.
     3. When an original document is not evidence at common law, and a copy of such original is made evidence by an act of the legislature, the original is not, therefore, made admissible evidence by implication. 2 Camp. R. 121,

WRIT, ORIGINAL, practice, English law. An original writ is a mandatory letter issuing out of the court of chancery under the great seal and in a king's name, directed to the sheriff of the county where the injury is alleged to have been committed, containing a summary statement of the cause of complaint, and requiring him in most cases, to command the defendant to satisfy the claim; and, on his failure to comply, then to summon him to appear in one of the superior courts of common law, there to account for his non-compliance. In some cases, however, it omits the former alternative, and requires the sheriff simply to enforce the appearance. Steph. Pl. 5.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Country of Origin: United States Contact: Craig Mance craig.mance@hilton.com http://www.hiltonworldwide.com
''It has been an awesome time working with amazing and professional brand team members, who ensured that we communicated the message of Origin as interesting and exciting as we did.
Standard deviation of country of origin is 0.65194 that showed respondents respond differently.
The short length of the flight is the reason Bezos and the Blue Origin team hasn't equipped the craft with a bathroom.
The origin of both coronary arteries from the aortic sinuses were noted, looking particularly for anomalies of origin if any.
Then, on 26 March, Origin indicated it was prepared to continue to move forward only on the basis of the terms set forth in its 22 March proposal, which contemplated a reverse termination fee of USD 100m, representing the maximum amount of recovery available to Affymetrix if Origin were unable to obtain financing.
Over the last few elections, the number of Punjabi- origin MPs in Parliament has decreased.
Most members see "no added value" in making origin marking mandatory, arguing that it will not increase safety or traceability, but will instead "involve time-consuming procedures and thus lead to higher costs for manufacturers and importers".
The authoring software module allows the end-user to create a part programs on their existing Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), measure the "master part." Origin's authoring software module creates from the part program and the measured results file, two files used on the Renishaw Equator[TM] with a click of a button.