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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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Presenting Arms was hardly all out in victory and given his limited mileage, he could still have something to come.
TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS EXETER: 2.30 Fairey Delta, 3.00 Presenting Arms, 3.30 Musical Wedge, 4.00 Big News (nap), 4.30 Tidal Dance, 5.00 Tamira.
Towcester: 12.25 Judge Davis Horses to follow over the jumps: Acht, Ballyallia Bay, Bolt From The Blue, Cash And Go, Creepy, Duke Of Navan, Emperor's Choice, Fair Trade, Fergall, First In The Queue, George Adamson, Goring One, Grabtheglory, Gren Hackle, Hayjack, Imperial Circus, Katkeau, King Of The Celts, Kudu Country, Liberty Court, Lucky Sunny, Moonlight Drive, Presenting Arms, Present Lodger, Quincy Des Pictons, Rattan, Regal Encore, Reginaldinho, Rigadin De Beauchene, River Maigue, Shernando, Smart Ruler, Street Entertainer, Super Duty, Tanerko Emery, Victors Serenade, Ubak, Washington Post, Watergate Bay, Whisky Yankee.
VVCOOLOGUE touched a low of 1.04 in running on Betfair to justify 1-3 favouritism when coming clear from the front in the 2m3f novice chase at Doncaster but the red-hot market leader was headed by Presenting Arms at the last and couldn't get back up.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.30 Fairey Delta, 3.00 Presenting Arms, 3.30 Upham Atom, 4.00 Big News, 4.30 One Conemara, 5.00 Man Of Leisure.
3.25 Ascot Sporting (50:30:20:10) 11-14 Jolly's Cracked It, Winner Massagot, 7-9 Waxies Dargle, Zarib, 6-8 Sternrubin, Sort It Out, Renneti, 4-6 Noble Inn, Some Plan, Hurricane Hollow, Unanimite, Vicenzo Mio, 3-5 Galizzi, Vercingetorix, 2-4 Rayvin Black, Devilment, Bidourey, 1-3 Three Kingdoms, Presenting Arms, Sgt Reckless, Song Light.
The horse Presenting Arms The race The Ladbroke (Ascot 3.35) The story With a winner on the final day of Cheltenham's Open meeting, Liam McKenna is already starting to make a name for himself.
He runs Presenting Arms and Jolly's Cracked It, who has already won twice at Ascot and after a pleasing return at the track seven weeks ago should appreciate the likely fierce gallop.