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PRELIMINARY. Something which precedes, as preliminaries of peace, which are the first sketch of a treaty, and contain the principal articles on which both parties are desirous of concluding, and which are to serve as the basis of the treaty.

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According to the company, it did expect to be preliminarily charged by SOIK in continuation of the findings and conclusions of the investigations it had presented in September 2018.
(But these are not true because we all know De Lima was detained not based on trumped or fake, but she was found, at least preliminarily, of coddling drug lords inside the Bilibid.)
The government's Union Peace-Making Work Committee (UPWC) and the ethnic armed groups' Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team ( NCCT) concluded more than one year's negotiation on the NCA on March 30 and the finalized draft accord was preliminarily signed in Yangon on March 31.
Salmawy announced on Saturday that the Assembly had preliminarily passed almost one quarter of constitutional articles; they had been sent to the legal experts' committee to be reviewed before being finalised by the assembly.The Constituent Assembly is expected to be done with amending the constitution in December.
PartnerRe preliminarily estimates losses for this catastrophe between $45 million and $60 million.
A letter addressed to President Barack Obama contained a substance that preliminarily tested positive for the deadly poison ricin, authorities said on Wednesday.
"Preliminarily, we felt earlier that it was a (gas) cylinder blast as two vehicles that were on both sides of the motorbike got burnt," Bangalore police commissioner R.
Existing research preliminarily suggests fathers influence the sexual behaviour of their adolescent children; however, more rigorous research examining diverse facets of paternal influence on adolescent sexual behaviour is needed.
In a statement to NASDAQ Dubai, Varun Sood, Acting CEO, said, "Tamweel would like to thank investors for their time during the road show arranged by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Emirates NBD and UBS Investment Bank in the Middle East, Asia and Europe during June 2012 for an asset-backed USD-denominated Reg S Residential Mortgage-backed Securities (RMBS), preliminarily rated by Moody's Aa3(sf).
The index of leading indicators, which predicts developments in coming months, logged 96.4, downgraded from a preliminarily reported 96.6, on weak machinery orders, which indicate future capital spending by companies.
The Egyptian Gazette According to SPEC Secretary-General Hatem Bagato, the decision came in response to what the commission sees as parliamentary encroachment on its affairs, following a Monday session of the People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament) in which several proposed amendments to Egypt's presidential elections law were preliminarily approved by MPs in attendance.