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noun ability, adeptness, adroitness, aptitude, aptness, art, artistry, cleverness, command, competence, craft, cunning, deftness, dexterity, ease, endowment, experience, expertness, facility, felicity, finesse, fluency, gift, handiness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, knack, knowledge, mastery, peritia, proficiency, prowess, scientia, sollertia, talent
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SKILL, contracts. The art of doing a thing as it ought to be done.
     2. Every person who purports to have skill in la business, and undertakes for hire to perform it, is bound to do it with ordinary skill, and is responsible civilly in damages for the want of it; 11 M. & W. 483; and sometimes he is responsible criminally. Vide Mala Praxis; 2 Russ. on Cr. 288,
     3. The degree of skill and diligence required, rises in proportion to the value of the article, and the delicacy of the operation: more skill is required, for example, to repair a very delicate mathematical instrument, than upon a common instrument. Jones' Bailm. 91; 2 Kent, Com. 458, 463; 1 Bell's Com. 459; 2 Ld. Raym. 909, 918; Domat, liv. 1, t. 4, Sec. 8, n. 1; Poth. Louage, n. 425; Pardess. n. 528; Ayl. Pand. B. 4, t. 7, p. 466; Ersk. Inst. B. 3, t. 3, Sec. 16; 1 Rolle, Ab. 10; Story's Bailm. Sec. 431, et seq.; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 144.

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A paper plate has also never attacked me and yet on occasion I mention this as a reasonable size for a target to practice on if where one practices humanoid targets are not appropriate or if one doesn't wish to project the image of shooting for personal defense yet wished to acquire reasonable skills for personal defense.
Remember, disclosure of the method means providing information in sufficient detail, so another lab with reasonable skill can duplicate the analysis.
Although Murex may remain bound by the injunction blocking the Company from manufacturing and selling its anti-HCV screening test in the United Kingdom, Chiron will need to prove that its patent was drafted with reasonable skill and care before it is entitled to damages and costs against Murex.
This music is not easy to perform well, but the edition will be a welcome addition to the library of any collegium with reasonable skill in performing early music.
If you get food poisoning from a restaurant, please remember that the Supply of Goods and Services Act says your food should be prepared with reasonable skill and care, be fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality.
Under the new period" for online extended from seven | Services must be provided within a reasonable time, at a reasonable cost and with reasonable skill and care.
In the context of insurance, one who holds himself out to the public as an insurance broker owes a duty to his or her principal to exercise reasonable skill, care and diligence in effecting the insurance.
On a recent Saturday, potential recruits, several taller than 6 feet, did sprints, dribbling exercises, layups and defensive drills with reasonable skill.

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