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STANDARD, in war. An ensign or flag used in war.

STANDARD, measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to which all other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel. Also the quality of certain metals, to which all others of the same kind ought to be made to conform; as, standard gold, standard silver. Vide Dollar; Eagle; Money.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Raising the Standard will cover both the narrow and broad meanings of the phrase.
Moreover, we do not believe that the case has been made for raising the standard for disclosed positions in respect of taxpayers from a reasonable basis to either a realistic possibility of success standard (as the Treasury proposes) or a substantial authority standard (as the Joint Committee staff proposes).
An August report, Rebuilding Public Confidence in Financial Reporting: An International Perspective, from a task force commissioned by the International Federation of Accountants offers recommendations--from a global viewpoint--for strengthening corporate governance, improving audit effectiveness and raising the standard of regulation for securities issuers (www.ifac.org/credibility).
The ADECS entry will now be included in the organisation's Raising the Standard magazine.
Arup and Civil Aviation Authority International (CAAi), the technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, have signed a landmark agreement to partner on shaping a better world by raising the standards of aviation across the globe, the company said.
Speaking at the same event, Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) PR and Sponsorship Director, Kathleen Kihanya noted that the government's support will go a long way in raising the standards of the Kenya Open Championship, a European Challenge Tour event which is the richest in the Challenge Tour series this year."We welcome this significant sponsorship from the government, which has placed the Kenya Open at the top of the European Challenge Tour events.