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As a verb, to utter or pronounce, as when the court passes sentence upon a prisoner. Also to proceed; to be rendered or given, as when judgment is said to pass for the plaintiff in a suit.

In legislative parlance, a bill or resolution is said to pass when it is agreed to or enacted by the house, or when the body has sanctioned its adoption by the requisite majority of votes; in the same circumstances, the body is said to pass the bill or motion.

When an auditor appointed to examine any accounts certifies to their correctness, she is said to pass them; i.e., they pass through the examination without being detained or sent back for inaccuracy or imperfection.

The term also means to examine anything and then authoritatively determine the disputed questions that it involves. In this sense a jury is said to pass upon the rights or issues in litigation before them.

In the language of conveyancing, the term means to move from one person to another; i.e. to be transferred or conveyed from one owner to another.

To publish; utter; transfer; circulate; impose fraudulently. This is the meaning of the word when referring to the offense of passing counterfeit money or a forged paper.

As a noun, permission to pass; a license to go or come; a certificate, emanating from authority, wherein it is declared that a designated person is permitted to go beyond certain boundaries that, without such authority, he could not lawfully pass. Also a ticket issued by a railroad or other transportation company, authorizing a designated person to travel free on its lines, between certain points or for a limited time.

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

PASS. In the slave states this word signifies a certificate given by the master or mistress to a slave, in which it is stated that he is permitted to leave his home, with the authority of his master or mistress. The paper on which such certificate is written is also called a pass.

PASS, practice. To be given, or entered; to proceed; as, let the judgment pass for the plaintiff.

TO PASS. To accomplish, to complete, to decide.
     2. The title to goods passes by the sale whenever the parties have agreed upon the sale and the price, and nothing remains to be done to complete the agreement. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 939.
     3. When a jury decide upon the rights of the parties, which are in issue, they are said to pass upon them.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Em sua pesquisa, Dantas e Filho (2008) observaram a importancia da assistencia ao constatar que os times que sustentavam as primeiras posicoes no Campeonato Nacional de Basquete Masculino, disputado em 2005, tambem eram os times com melhores medias de assistencia por jogo e aproveitamento de arremessos de tres pontos e arremessos de dois pontos, certificando que o passe que antecede a cesta e extremamente importante para o aproveitamento nos arremessos, pois geralmente encontra um jogador melhor posicionado para a definicao da posse de bola.
Carlinhos--Sao Paulo 2 x 1 Fluminense 16a Rodada--25/08 Tempo jogado 90 min Tempo de posse 1 min 27 s 15 c Acoes com a bola 53 Acoes com a bola cronometradas 35 (66%) Media por acao cronometrada 2 s 49 c Passes Certos 36 (92%) Passes Errados 3 (8%) Passes de 1a 12 (33%) Cruzamentos Errados 4 (100%) Lancamentos Certos 1 (50%) Conducoes de Bola 9 Interceptacoes 1 Desarmes 1 Caracteristicas Muito participativo para sua equipe, prendeu um pouco a bola desacelerando o jogo.
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The passes will only be available to those fast enough to purchase the original Never Ending Pasta Passes.
A team who has Passes Per Action focuses many passes allows before to regain Mel a lower number of PPDA most likely deploys an aggressive press, looking to regain possession as quickly as possible high up the pitch, and engaging in defensive actions quickly to retrieve the ball.
Gleniffer High School in the town is ranked as the fourth best performing school in the local authority area, according attainment data, where 36 per cent of pupils achieve five or more passes at SCQF level six.
That works out at one chance for every 11.9 passes - a better ratio than any other player in the division to have made at least 500
For Chelsea's much-lauded Jorginho, the share of forward passes is 25%, and for Nemanja Matic of Manchester United the figure is 22%.
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Alert to danger but put his defence on alert with back-pass Accurate passes: 47 Total passes: 53 Pass accuracy: 88.7%