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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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"We recently painted a few areas including the outpatients area so that we have a bright and presentable environment for patients and their families.
We recently painted a few small areas including the outpatients area so that we have a bright and presentable environment for patients and their families.
"They do create some challenges for us but ultimately the evidence they present to us is presentable for court purposes.
They carved out two very presentable openings for Adama Traore and on both occasions, he failed to test Alisson in the Liverpool goal.
"[Too many times when I was out with friends] it became all about 'Can we get a good picture of this?' and 'Let's make this presentable for others.'"
Born Belinda Naa Ode Oku, Adwoa Smart said in an interview on the Delay Show that any man who approaches her for a relationship should be tall, handsome and presentable.
What should I do to make it look presentable again?
The ambassador also visited the Pakistani pavilion and appreciated the efforts of the Pakistani delegates for displaying their items in a presentable manner.
The ITV show wanted to give Prince Charles and Camilla the red-carpet treatment when they came to the studio in London on Wednesday, so staff spruced up the door wedges to make them look more presentable.
Starting in the early 2010s, 321 Web Marketing promotes your website through content marketing, or designing well researched content, and digital marketing, which makes your products presentable on the World Wide Web.
She said each member of Kenya's contingent to the World Cup will have a green blazer, white shirt, a tie bearing CK colours and a pair of trousers, tan in colour."The boys are representing the country in the World Cup, they therefore must look presentable," the cricket boss said.