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YEAR. The period in which the revolution of the earth round the sun, and the accompanying changes in the order of nature, are completed.
     2. The civil year differs from the astronomical, the latter being composed of 365 days, 5 hours, 48 seconds and a fraction, while the former consists, sometimes of three hundred and sixty-five days, and at others, in leap years, of three hundred and sixty-six days.
     3. The year is divided into half-year which consists, according to Co. Litt. 135 b, of 182 days; and quarter of a year, which consists of 91 days, Ibid. and 2 Roll. Ab. 521, 1. 40. It is further divided into twelve months.
     4. The civil year commences immediately after twelve o'clock at night of the thirty-first day of December, that is the first moment of the first day of January, and ends at midnight of the thirty-first day of December, twelve mouths thereafter. Vide Com. Dig. Ann.; 2 Bl. Com. by Chitty, 140, n.; Chitt. Pr. Index tit. Time alteration of the calendar (q.v.) from old to new style in England, (see Bissextile,) and the colonies of that country in America, the year in chronological reckoning was supposed to commence with the first day of January, although the legal year did not commence until March 25th, the intermediate time being doubly indicated: thus February 15, 1724, and so on. This mode of reckoning was altered by the statute 24 Geo. II. cap. 23, which gave rise to an act of assembly of Pennsylvania, passed March 11, 1752; 1 Sm. Laws, 217, conforming thereto, and also to the repeal of the act of 1710.
     5. In New York it is enacted that whenever the term "year" or "years" is or shall be used in any statute, deed, verbal or written contract, or any public or private instrument whatever, the year intended shall be taken to consist of three hundred and sixty-five days; half a year of a hundred and eighty-two days; and a quarter of a year of ninety-two days; and the day of a leap year, and the day immediately preceding, if they shall occur in any period so to be computed, shall be reckoned together as one day. Rev. Stat. part 1, c. 19, t. 1, Sec. 3.

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55 billion (based on the official rate of 24,700 rials per each USD) to banks and companies at the end of the last solar year which ended on March 21, Tavakkoli said.
In the past solar year, 48 million textbooks were printed and delivered to pupils.
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The rural development director said the 17 projects included two schemes left over from last year and work on the rest was underway and would be complete by the end of this solar year .
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai hoped that the joint celebration of Nowrouz, the new solar year, by political leaders would pave the ground for regional peace, prosperity and cooperation.
According to deputy of Managing director in drilling projects, during current Iranian solar year (started March 21, 2011) National Iranian Drilling Company which is responsible to carry out drilling operations in phases 9&10, 17&18 and 14 of giant South Pars gas field ,has drilled 16,467 meters, 45,035 meters and 3162 meters in each case .
According to him during the ongoing solar year the work on construction of roads among Lashkargah, Grishk and Sangeen districts would be initiated which would solve many problems of the residents.
Hamidullah, the Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) chief in Kunduz City, said his department's revenue stood at 600 million afghanis last solar year , but more than 100 million afs remained in default with warlords and some government departments.
17 billion in the last solar year which ended on March 20, which has surpassed predicted figures of Iran's development plan, the Jahanesanat newspaper reported.
Head of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)'s exploration operations department Mahmoud Mohades said three dimensional seismic operations grew 24 percent last year (Iran's solar year ended on March 20) and seven new formations of oil and natural gas were discovered in Iran.
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