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To submit for consideration or action. Immediate, not in the future.

Present ability refers to a person's immediate capacity to do an act. A present conveyance is made with the intention that it take effect at once.

In Commercial Paper law, to present a check means to submit it to the drawee for acceptance or payment.

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

PRESENT. A gift, or wore properly the thing given. It is provided by the constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 9, n, 7, that "no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, [the United States] shall, without the consent of congress, accept of any present, emolument, or office, or title of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state."

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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