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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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On the other hand, if LSB([y.sub.1]) is not equal to [s.sub.1] but F([y.sub.1], [y.sub.2]) is equal to [s.sub.2], adjusting the value [y.sub.1] to [[??].sub.1] by replacing the least-significant bit of [y.sub.1] with its complement can make LSB([[??].sub.1]) equal to [s.sub.1] but F([[??].sub.1], [y.sub.2]) still retainable. Finally, if LSB([y.sub.1]) is equal to [s.sub.1] but F([y.sub.1], [y.sub.2]) is not equal to [s.sub.2], adjusting the value from [y.sub.2] to [[??].sub.2] by replacing the least-significant bit of [y.sub.2] with its complement can make F([y.sub.1], [[??].sub.2]) equal to [s.sub.2] but LSB([y.sub.1]) still retainable.
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This deficit in the input provides a necessary bottleneck between the large number of symbols accrued by each generation of speakers and the number of individual symbols retainable by the new generation (Brighton & Kirby, 'The Survival of the Smallest: Stability Conditions for the Cultural Evolution of Compositional Language', in Kelemen & Sosik, eds., Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECALoi), Springer 2001).
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Though the programme has employed the mass movement through campaign mode, utilizing nearly one local facilitator per every 10 adult-learners, based on well-prepared study materials and the strategies that are known to generate involvement of the participants, spending almost 15 hundred rupees per the learner; the outcome is found not retainable. Impediments in the development of literacy among the most backward classes are discussed and a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods for literacy assessment is recommended.
In fact, (d01) is retainable for these data, via (d06).
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