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reliability

in the law of evidence, the aspect of evidence that the fact-finder feels able to rely upon in coming to a decision. Before the evidence can be relied upon, it must usually also be credible. It is at this stage that a court may believe a witness because he says he saw the accused stab the victim, but the court may or may not rely upon that evidence depending upon the circumstances, such as the prevailing light or weather conditions or state of mind of the witness. See CREDIBILITY.
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Instead of fostering independence, as I had hoped, my reminders encouraged many students to rely on me even more, first for the weekly emails and second for immediate personal attention.
* Some rely upon the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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Steloy, which produces ferrous castings for many industries, such as the railroad and pump markets, and Rely Metpro, which operates South Africa's only centrifugal casting facility, produces cylindrical tubes for niche applications.
To meet this reasonable belief standard, a taxpayer may not rely on a disqualified opinion or the opinion of a disqualified tax adviser.
We rely on the dedication of our staff, who is as committed to the success of this program as any other stakeholder.
The long-standing ability of Harris to rely on its Cordele fabricators and machinists to build heavy-duty equipment contributes to the reliability of its shredders.
As do most Canadians, I therefore have to rely on eyewitness accounts of the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, in order to arrive at a well-informed assessment of the situation, preferably well balanced and thoughtfully researched accounts.
This devaluation of non-strategic competencies is occurring because routine tactical tasks have become especially vulnerable to being outsourced or "automated away." Strategic thinking and strategic behavior, however, rely on connecting information, experience, learning, leadership, foresight, and decision-making skills, and therefore remains the exclusive domain of humans.
Both standards attempted to change the auditing industry by requiring auditors to consider inherent and control risk in audits and to rely less on a checklist approach.