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STANDARD, in war. An ensign or flag used in war.

STANDARD, measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to which all other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel. Also the quality of certain metals, to which all others of the same kind ought to be made to conform; as, standard gold, standard silver. Vide Dollar; Eagle; Money.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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While the standard-bearer of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mr Kazeem Ademola Adio, a former Secretary to the Osun State Government (SSG), holds a BSc.
This leaves open the question of who the standard-bearer should be for an insurgent Democratic candidacy in 1996.
On the left, Cardenas will once again be the standard-bearer, and he may lead his party to important victories in local, state, and congressional elections.
(I told him I could accept her as visitor here but I cannot fully support her because the LP has its standard-bearer.)
Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya, an LP stalwart, said Roxas is being considered as the party's standard-bearer.
It was a difficult decision because of (my) family, but the entire city of San Juan and Mar Roxas know where my heart belongs, Gomez told reporters after she and Liberal Party standard-bearer led the weekly flag-raising ceremony at City Hall.
Aquino chose Roxas, who had given way for the former in the 2010 presidential race, to become the ruling party's standard-bearer in 2016.
Aquino previously said he would announce his chosen standard-bearer of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) after his last State of the Nation Address on Monday.
Recently, Poe has overtaken opposition standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay in the electoral surveys.
With Interior Secretary Mar Roxas the only party member signifying any interest in running for President, there will be no need for the Liberal Party (LP) to hold a convention to choose its standard-bearer, according to Senate President Franklin Drilon.
Grace Poe and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas should be the standard-bearer in 2016.

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