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WATCH, police. To watch is, properly speaking, to stand sentry and attend guard during the night time: certain officers called watchmen are appointed in most of the United States, whose duty it is to arrest all persons who are violating the law, or breaking the peace. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bl. Com. 356; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 14, 20.

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The insurance industry contributions, as outlined by Consumer Watchdog, totaling $54,300 reportedly include:
As an election watchdog, the PPCRV was tasked to conduct voter education nationwide, monitor the election, take part in the random manual audit and do parallel counting of the votes.
The watchdog refused to make official comments, but one of its officials said it "is analyzing what has been secured through the latest investigation."
The combination will support continued expansion for both companies in the metal recycling industry, help broaden the resources available to current and future security customers, as well as bring an enhanced caliber of support and service to current Watchdog customers.
She's also its longest-running host, having fronted Watchdog for 18 series in total across various stints; whenever the title is mentioned, it's probably her face that immediately springs to mind.
That's why I suggest having an internal watchdog, like an inspector general or internal auditor.
BORO lass Steph McGovern is set to raise a consumer army as she joins the presenting line-up for the return of BBC One's Watchdog.
The ruling Chinese party reprimanded about 4,300 officials in April citing disciplinary violations, the Communist Party of China's official graft watchdog said Sunday.
This compared to 194 homes in the first quarter of 2015, the watchdog said, noting that in total 1,665 settler units were advanced last year, 1,044 of which were retroactively legalized.
Philadelphia, PA, January 26, 2016 --( Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers, a leading real estate project management firm and owner's representative, announced the hiring of Cody Wood.