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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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The team at Simplify wants to put you first, unlike traditional self-storage.
Simplify Compliance is a provider of learning, events and memberships, and information and workflow solutions to the human capital management, healthcare, financial services and communications end markets.
"Simplify Medical is committed to innovation that improves clinical outcomes for patients with degenerative disc disease," CEO David Hovda said.
"For the past 16 years, our priorities have been to empower individuals and families to shed household clutter and create systems that simplify their lives and make room for fun," said Amy Rehkemper, Certified Professional Organizer[R] and CEO of Simplify Organizing, LLC.
Businesses using any of's e-commerce and mobile commerce products can select Simplify Commerce for payments from their control panel to quickly integrate payments acceptance.
Tymoshenko responded that it would be very logical to simplify the visa regime amid the development of the Ukrainian-Libyan economic cooperation.
Panelists at the advisory committee conference also suggested using existing databases to collect and verify information as a method to simplify the system.
Reaffirm the goals, reassert the separation of duties, continuously revisit ways to simplify the work, and constantly review individual and group results against the standards for what is needed.
Moreover, the Simplify campaign is hosting VIP (Very Important Partner) Networking Events at all of this summer's IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.
(24) The theory behind moving the guidance from the regulations to a revenue procedure is to simplify the revision process should there subsequently be changes to Form W-2.
The Simplified Plan would, in the Panel's words, "dramatically simplify our tax code; clean out targeted tax breaks that have cluttered our system, and lower rates." The Growth and Investment Plan builds on the Simplified Income Tax Plan and "adds a major new feature: moving the tax code closer to a system that would not tax families or business on their savings or investments."
Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) has announced technology developed with HP to enable deployment of an Emulex-based storage networking connectivity solution helping customers improve performance, achieve cost efficiencies and simplify their storage architecture.