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VASSAL, feudal law. This was the name given to the holder of a fief, bound to perform feudal service; this word was then always correlative to that of lord, entitled to such service.
     2. The vassal himself might be lord of some other vassal.
     3. In aftertimes, this word was used to signify a species of slave who owed servitude, and was in a state of dependency on a superior lord. 2 Bl. Com. 53; Merl. Repert. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"The clarification will help in mergers and acquisitions, besides promoting ease of doing business, wherein various instruments are issued to meet the requirements of the investors," Vasal said.
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Effects can be at different levels: vasal level: NO determines vasodilatation and contributes to the status; myofibroblasts level: a prolonged condition of myorelaxation and consequently inhibition of tubular peristaltic activity is present; hormonal level: persisting the pathological condition of NO overproduction, the testosterone synthesis by Leydig cells could be altered; sperm level: excessive levels of free radicals can alter the normal physiological function of spermatozoa [16].
According to police sources, Hazro police conducting raids against the criminals on the direction of District Police Officer (DPO) Attock Fakhir Vasal Sultan and DSP Circle Hazro Syed Muhammad Akbar Abbas.
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Stakeholder theory requires businesses to legitimize their existence in society by periodically rendering an account on their perfor-mance--both financial and social--to varied stakeholders (Vasal 2006) (3).
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