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BILL, SINGLE, contracts. A writing by which one person or more, promises to another or others, to pay him or them a sum of money at a time therein specified, without any condition. It is usually under seal; and when so, it is sometimes, if not commonly, called a bill obligatory. (q. v.) 2 S. & R. 115.
     2. It differs from a promissory note in this, that the latter is always payable to order; and from a bond, because that instrument has always a condition attached to it, on the performance of which it is satisfied. 5 Com. Dig. 194; 7 Com. 357.

SINGLE. By itself, unconnected.
     2. A single bill is one without any condition, and does not depend upon any future event to give it validity. Single is also applied to an unmarried person; as, A B, single woman. Vide Simplex.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Single-Handed had more than 30 per cent of the audience share during its two-night run.
He said: "The number of single-handed GPs is decreasing rapidly and we are seeing many single practices amalgamating."
In 1995, Ms MacArthur, from the village of Whatstandwell, Derbyshire, became the youngest person to sail around Britain single-handed when she was 18.
It may be that we end up with fewer single-handed GPs but that is not the objective."
British rower John Fairfax was the first man to complete the trip single-handed in 1969 - the 3,000 mile crossing took him 180 days - but the attempts have claimed six lives, five of them British.
In 1992, she competed in the Barcelona Olympics, coming a respectable ninth in the single-handed dinghy sailing class.
The costs, if he gets them, should come in handy for his next project a single-handed transatlantic race later this year.
A DISABLED yachtsman bidding to sail single-handed round the British Isles was rescued off the Irish coast early yesterday.
"I sailed single-handed across the Atlantic and I hated it at the time.
Instead Yorkshireman Derek, 65, said he would be taking the slow way...sailing across the Atlantic single-handed.
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"I would say my main reasons are being single-handed, onerous out-of-hours responsibility and the administrative demands of our bosses, the paperwork."