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As a verb, to do; to produce; to make; to bring to pass; to execute; enforce; accomplish. As a noun, that which is produced by an agent or cause; result; outcome; consequence. The result that an instrument between parties will produce in their relative rights, or which a statute will produce upon the existing law, as discovered from the language used, the forms employed, or other materials for construing it. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act. The phrases take effect, be in force, and go into operation, are used interchangeably.

In the plural, a person's effects are the real and Personal Property of someone who has died or who makes a will.

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

EFFECT. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act, is called its effect.
     2. By the laws of the United States, a patent cannot be granted for an effect only, but it may be for a new mode or application of machinery to produce effects. 1 Gallis. 478; see 4 Mason, 1; Pet. C. C. R. 394; 2 N. H. R. 61.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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One noticeable low pressure effect is the mild windy conditions.
Medical management is carried out during pregnancy and requirement for surgical intervention is rare and suggested to be done if symptoms persist after 72 hours of therapy.4 However in this case we had to do laparatomy due to the large mass of leiomyoma with pressure effect, which was a risky operation but was done well without any complications.
The fuel injection pressure effects for specific fuel consumption performance of the first experiment have been given in Figure 8.
However, their main purpose was to investigate a particular aerosol generator and not the details of the reactor air pressure effect on the particle formation.
The speciments for the end pressure effect were mechanically tested after 24 hours of curing at room temperature.
This gives it enough momentum to overcome the pressure effect.
The price pressure effect arises from an imbalance between buyers and sellers and a downward sloping demand curve for the stock.
That pressure effect may have practical implications in nanowires where the loss of even a few atoms can spell failure, comments David L.
One possible explanation for the blood pressure effect is that the phytoestrogens supplied by the soy nuts raised production of nitric oxide, an endogenous compound that relaxes blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.
It is possible, moreover, that heterogeneity of target-population lead burden is partially responsible for the inconsistencies seen in the calcium-blood pressure effect across studies.
The effects of applying different pressures for 10 min were as follows: At 70 MPa (10 000 lb./[in..sup.2]), no pressure effect was evident; ~10% of maximal binding was observed at 140 MPa, 20% at 210 MPa, 50% at 280 MPa, and 80% at 420 MPa.
If, however, a price pressure effect as described by Barber and Loeffler (1993) holds, a similar argument can be made questioning the appropriateness of a post-event estimation period.

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