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An option—a right that operates as a continuing proposal—given in exchange for consideration—something of value—permitting its holder to sell a particular stock or commodity at a fixed price for a stated quantity and within a limited time period.

A put is purchased for a fee paid to the person who agrees to accept the stock or goods if they are offered. The purchaser of this right to sell expects the price of the stock or commodity to decrease so that he can deliver the stock or commodity at a profit. If the price rises, the option need not be exercised. The reverse transaction is a call.

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

TO PUT, pleading. To select, to demand; as, the said C D puts himself upon the country; that is, he selects the trial by jury, as the mode of settling the matter in dispute, and does not rely upon an issue in law. Gould, Pl. c. 6. part 1, Sec. 19.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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She noted that a survey carried out seven years ago by a number of concerned associations; found that 60,000 animals are put to sleep annually in Cyprus.
Three Yorkshire terriers in an 'awful' condition were found wandering on a lane near the RSPCA's Bryn y Maen centre above Colwyn Bay: one had to be put to sleep
"Unfortunately it got to the stage where the kindest and only option open to us was to have him put to sleep," said syndicate member Dean Garwood.
This is to avoid having to put to sleep a considerable number of unaffected dogs in the sanctuary, which otherwise would not have been infected by the virus; which, as Mrs Kirsopp is sadly aware, happened a number of times during her tenure.
Named Skelly, because she resembled a walking skeleton, she was put on fluids, several small meals a day and antibiotics for the skin sore but had to be put to sleep on Thursday as she was unable to eat and vets feared her internal organs had shut down due to starvation.
Overall rates of infants being put to sleep on their stomachs or sides have decreased nationally and in California since a coalition of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and others began recommending in 1992 that infants be put to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
The "back to sleep" campaign, educating parents that babies should be put to sleep laying on their backs, is very successful.
With McDonald's leading the effort, cages may soon be eliminated front some factory farms, and animals that are now knocked unconcious by electric stun guns before being killed could instead be gently put to sleep first, with gas.
Deaths from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) have been cut nearly in half in the decade following an American Academy of Pediatrics campaign to ensure babies were put to sleep on their backs.
It is much too easy to point to infamous examples of religious intolerance, such as the Holocaust, and say, "That will never happen again." It seems much too grand and too vague, over half a century later, like an evil that was long put to sleep. But the comments of the boys looking at my display only serve to prove the importance of teaching tolerance.
They believe the evidence shows that timesheets must be put to sleep, along with the billable hour.
A MOTHER hanged herself after killing her two young sons with drugs and tucking them up in bed as if they had been put to sleep.