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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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Chairman Standing Committee on Interior Rana Shamim Ahmed Khan presented the committee's report to prohibit the employment of children and to regulate employment of adolescents in certain occupations and work ( The Islamabad Capital Territory Prohibition of Employment of Children Bill, 2017.) The bill was moved by MNA Ms Shazi Marri.
Chairman Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Haji Mohammad Adeel presented the report of the committee on a Point of Order raised by Senator Sardar Ali Khan, on December 30, 2014, regarding the status of land allotted the for construction of Pakistan Embassy in Muscat, Oman.
Irrelevant case features can be presented along with critical features so that students learn to discriminate the critical case features (Foxx & Faw, 2000).
We describe an unusual case of sarcoidosis in which the patient presented with a discrete solitary parotid mass and no other manifestation of the disease.
The Sullivan-Schein Awards of Excellence are presented to winners nominated from each of their home districts.
The general session seminars include "Motivational/Leadership," presented by Randy Alonso; "Jury System," presented by Judge A.B.
Every year since 1848, the RIBA has presented The Royal Gold Medal.
The concept of pollution is not presented in isolation but rather as a consequence of the integrated actions of society.
The event features the WBCA High School All-America Game, presented by Nike, followed by the WBCA All-Star Challenge, the final showcase of talent from the best collegiate seniors who are not participating in the NCAA Women's Final Four.
Loughborough University presented a paper on the numerous surface treatments to improve the adhesion of rubber onto non-polar plastics.
With all other assumptions being held constant in exhibit 3, the stock-price tree presented in exhibit 1 remains valid.
The National Association of Teachers of Singing presented its Spring Workshop during the conference.