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Unmixed; not aggravated or compounded.

A simple assault, for example, is one that is not accompanied by any circumstances of aggravation, such as assault with a deadly weapon.

Simple interest is a fixed amount paid in exchange for a sum of money lent. The interest generated on the amount borrowed does not itself earn interest, unlike interest earned where parties agree to compound interest.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

SIMPLE. Not compounded, alone; as, simple interest, which is interest on the principal sum lent only and not interest on the interest; simple contract, &c.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Simpler explained that his family does not tend to make a big deal about birthdays, but his students' surprise was "memorable to say the least."
executive director Richard Lloyd said: "While these new rules will help make the market simpler and fairer it's hugely disappointing to see the regulator sticking to its fundamentally flawed idea of how energy prices should be presented.
Mr Westman said: "Whilst the actual accounting treatment may be simpler, it will still be necessary to abide by tax rules for the deductibility of some expenses.
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A simpler, fairer system could decrease mistakes like these and encourage economic growth."
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At the same time, the Obama administration has signaled its understanding of the need for change by proposing regulations requiring a vastly simpler set of metrics that schools must meet to win federal "Race to the Top" grants for school improvement efforts.
The Solution: There must be transition to The Simpler Way, involving simpler lifestyles, high levels of local economic self-sufficiency, highly cooperative and participatory arrangements, an almost totally new economic system (one that is not driven by market forces or profit, and has no growth), and fundamental value change.
"The rules of origin are now much simpler and will facilitate trade once the three regional economic trading blocs establish a free trade area," reports EAC director-general in charge of customs and trade, Peter Kiguta.
A "simpler" XBRL will be applicable primarily to financial reporting and closely aligned to end reports, forms, and documents.