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n. the act of dividing up the assets of an estate or trust, or paying out profits or assets of a corporation or business according to the ownership percentages. (See: distribute)

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1 the apportioning of the estate of a deceased intestate among the persons entitled to share in it.
2 after a bankruptcy order has been made, the trustee, having gathered in the bankrupt's estate, must distribute the assets available for distribution in accordance with the prescribed order of payment. All debts proved in the bankruptcy in the same category of priority rank PARI PASSU. See also CORPORATION TAX.
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DISTRIBUTION. By this term is understood the division of an intestate's estate according to law.
     2. The English statute of 22 and 23 Car. II. c. 10, which was itself probably borrowed from the 118th Novel of Justinian, is the foundation of, perhaps, most acts of distribution in the several states. Vide 2 Kent, Com. 342, note; 8 Com. Dig. 522; 11 Vin. Ab. 189, 202; Com. Dig. Administration, H.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Based on the backgrounds, the objective of this study is to (1) examine generations of OH radicals due to a HONO photochemical reaction under different light conditions and (2) examine spatial distributions of products from the chemical reaction between OH radicals and VOCs under varied conditions.
Figures-3 and 4 depict the spatial distribution of percent urban and rural male, female, and combined under-5 population by district, that fell either sick or injured in the last two weeks prior to the conduct of interview.
Figure 3(a) shows spatial distribution of some control laser beams with [D.sub.2] = 1.
Figures 6(a) and 6(b) illustrate the spatial distribution of WA.
After validation, spatial distribution of pressure and velocity field is analyzed in detail to reveal the spray pattern characteristics of the multiorifice nozzle.
Second, topographic factors, such as elevation, slope and topographic wetness index (TWI), also affect the spatial distribution of SOC because these topographic factors can affect the processes of soil erosion and sediment transport (Zhong and Xu 2009; Schwanghart and Jarmer 2011) and thus the distribution of SOC attached to soil particles.
Temporal unmixing is used to model the spatial distribution of crop types [22, 23], forest [24], and sea ice imagery [25].
2 shows the spatial distribution of functions of current and at time 0.002 s.
The irregularity in plant spatial distribution along the rows can reduce the use efficiency of water, light and nutrients by plants, increasing the number of dominated plants in the cultivation (Sangoi, 1990; Rizzardi et al., 1994; Schimandeiro et al., 2006).
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Our results suggest that the phenomenon of spatial distribution in a microbial community caused by temperature was common and desirable during composting.
The cow's spatial distribution varied over the study area, from sites of intense use (named as hot spots), with more than 35 occurrences per 1,256m2, to sites with rare occupation, less than five occurrences per 1,256m2 (Figure 1B).

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