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TO RETAIN, practice. To engage the services of an attorney or counsellor to manage a cause, at which time it is usual to give him a fee, called the retaining fee. The act by which the attorney is authorized to act in the case is called a retainer.
     2. Although it is not indispensable that the retainer should be in writing, unless required by the other side, it is very expedient. It is therefore recommended, particularly when the client is a stranger, to require from him a written retainer, signed by himself; and, in order to avoid the insinuation that it was obtained by contrivance, it should be witnessed by one or more respectable persons. When there are several plaintiffs, it should be signed by all and not by one for himself and the others, especially if they are trustees or assignees of a bankrupt or insolvent. The retainer should also state whether it be given for a general or a qualified authority. Vide the form of a retainer in 3 Chit. Pr. 116, note m.
     3. There is an implied contract on the part of an attorney who has been retained, that he will use due diligence in the course of legal proceedings, but it is not an undertaking to recover a judgment. Wright, R. 446. An attorney is bound to act with the most scrupulous honor, he ought to disclose to his client if he has any adverse retainer which may affect his judgment, or his client's interest; but the concealment of the fact does not necessarily imply fraud. 3 Mason's R. 305; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 139.

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Every day the engineers grade their network on accessibility (whether a call can be started) and retainability (whether the call can be sustained).
Theses cell site locations are able to drill down to dashboards with quadrants showing accessibility, retainability and session quality, plus provide visual readings of additional indicators like peak throughput, congestion or latency readings.
It has water retainability, provides emolliency to skin and hair, improves pigment dispersibility and adds gloss to preparations.
or higher, in the longitudinal and transverse directions, wherein the biaxially oriented film has a specific gravity of 1.38 or less and a dead-fold retainability of at least 60% defined as below: Dead-fold retainability (%)=(180?1)?100/180 wherein 1 is an angle formed when a polyester film sheet is folded under a pressure of 30 psi for three seconds at room temperature and the folded sheet is kept at a vertical position for one hour.
The intent of the course is to train two EOCAs per combat engineer squad, preferably one being a squad leader, team leader, or specialist (promotable) from the same squad with 1 year of retainability. A minimum of one qualified engineer officer in the company should be trained as well.