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A distinct proposition or Question of Law arising or propounded in a case. In the case of shares of stock, a point means $1. In the case of bonds a point means $10, since a bond is quoted as a percentage of $1,000. In the case of market averages, the word point means merely that and no more. If, for example, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average rises from 8,349.25 to 8,350.25, it has risen a point. A point in this average, however, is not equivalent to $1.

With respect to the home mortgage finance industry, a fee or charge of one percent of the principal of the loan that is collected by the lender at the time the loan is made and is in addition to the constant long-term stated interest rate on the face of the loan.

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

POINT, practice. A proposition or question arising in a case.
     2. It is the duty of a judge to give an opinion on every point of law, properly arising out of the issue, which is propounded to him. Vide Resolution.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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revised SERC in order to use the corresponding point of entry." (58) The court found this argument to "erroneously conflate the issues of standing and timeliness." (59) It further stated "had the legislature intended there to be a different standing requirement" when a challenge is filed "after the point of entry created by the preparation of a revised SERC" or intended to restrict the "grounds upon which a person could challenge a proposed rule based on the point of entry after the petition was filed, it would have said so." (60)
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A second point of entry can make the nether recesses easier to reach and use.
Non-residents may import local and foreign currencies without restrictions but amounts exceeding $10,000 must be declared at the point of entry.
No one is supposed to sleep or spend more than a few hours in this little building at the Harris County Youth Services Center, called the Point of Entry. It's meant to be a waiting area for young children whose families are being investigated for abuse or neglect.