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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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From 1994 to 2000 - TV presenter of the children's game program "Erkemay".
Among the highest earners in sport, Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has not taken a pay cut from last year, meaning he still earns a whopping PS1.75m.
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"To be named presenter of the longest-running children's programme in the world is a far bigger achievement than I ever dreamt possible.
"To be named presenter of the longest running children's television programme in the world is a far bigger achievement than I ever dreamt possible.
The presenter later apologized and announced his program was taken off the air by the channel.
Second to Lineker in the sports presenter salaries comes Match of the Day pundit and former England striker Alan Shearer on PS410,000-PS419,999 while Gabby Logan, daughter of former Wales manager Terry Yorath, is third on the list raking in PS230,000-PS239,999.
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Speaking about her decision to launch the course, Bolanle said: 'I get numerous emails and messages from aspiring presenters and it was hard to keep up with responses.
PS850,000-PS899,999 Graham Norton, radio and television presenter.