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PROPOSAL. An offer for consideration or acceptance.
     2. It is a general rule that a proposal offered to another for acceptance may be withdrawn at any time before it is accepted, provided that notice of the withdrawal be given to the party to whom it was made. A bid (q.v.) may be withdrawn at any time before acceptance; and a proposal by letter may be withdrawn at any time before, acceptance 1 Pick. 278; and, if accepted, it must be, in the very terms offered. 3 Wheat. 225. Vide Bid; Correspondence; Letter; Offer.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Libiran told the BusinessMirror that the agency has yet to officially open the $3-billion unsolicited proposal of Megawide Construction Corp.
The SCUFN approved the proposal for Haidongqing but declined to name the other feature as Gongchou as it is already known as Vinogradov Seamount.
In using the portal, contractors were required to designate an "authorized user" who could confirm the intent to engage in a legally binding action, such as submitting a proposal. When a contractor was ready to submit its proposal, its authorized user was required to use the "submit signed proposal" button.
* Use a consistent proposal document structure to increase your chances of success.
The proposal would extend the listed entity independence provisions (e.g., partner rotation, cooling-off period, non-audit services restrictions) to all entities of significant public interest.
Even with this small gain, SSCC's resources are still woefully inadequate to fund all of the proposals made by faculty, staff, and students.
proposal, the presiding bishop, in consultation with the Archbishop of Canterbury, would appoint a bishop as primatial vicar to serve as her designated pastor.
From the outset, we have voiced significant reservations about the proposal, and thus are disappointed that our constructive engagement in the consultative process has (somewhat inconsistently) been construed both as support for the Model Statute and as little more than a facade.
Ohio also has struggled with the switch to origin-based sourcing and, like Utah, attempted to address the concerns of its in-state business community--as well as to maintain the momentum in expanding SST membership--by introducing a proposal to the Governing Board that would have simplified local tax rate structures and eliminated many of the concerns caused by the move to destination-based sourcing.
While all could agree with the proposal's intent to foster transparency in executive compensation, there are some concerns that are expected to surface during the comment process.
- a proposal on the import of some Australian wines (contested by DG Agriculture);
On consummation of the proposal, Associated would have consolidated assets of approximately $22.5 billion and would control deposits of $13.2 billion, which represent less than 1 percent of the total amount of deposits of insured depository institutions in the United States.