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the open space in the centre of a law court.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

WELL. A hole dug in the earth in order to obtain water.
     2. The owner of the estate has a right to dig in his own ground, at such a distance as is permitted by law, from his neighbor's land; he is not restricted as to the size or depth, and is not liable to any action for rendering the well of his neighbor useless by so doing. Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, sect. 2, art. 2, Sec. 2.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The deal integrates Total Well-Being's engagement and well-being solutions with Telligen's clinically-focused care management programmes.
Moving on about 2,300 years, a comparison can be made with the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) guidance on work-related stress and the connection to individuals' well-being. Issues acknowledged include support and encouragement, relationships with colleagues and the organisation, individuals' behaviour and understanding roles and objectives.
After noting my endorsement of FDR's call for personal sacrifice, especially during times of war, Lind contends that individualist liberals "find it impossible to explain how someone who dies for his country is dying for his own liberty or well-being," Perhaps so.
Although the number of domains varies somewhat, those typically identified include (a) psychological well-being (defined in such terms as life satisfaction, and freedom from depression or anxiety); (b) physical well-being; (c) social and interpersonal well-being; (d) financial and material well-being; (e) employment or productivity, and (f) functional ability (Bishop & Allen; Felce & Perry; George & Bearon, 1980; Jalowiec, 1990).
Without question, healthy work can provide a sense of accomplishment and greatly enhance an individual's well-being. Employees who work hard, with great energy and dedication, are not necessarily addicted to their work.
Even though sleep is an important quality-of-life consideration that can influence physical and mental well-being, the subject has been virtually ignored by most long-term care researchers and nursing home providers.
By the early sixteenth century, "common weal" had come to mean "the general well-being" as well as identifying the whole community, rulers and ruled, living together in peace and order as a body politic (7).
Men Like Us: The GMHC Complete Guide to Gay Men's Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Well-Being offers similar guidance for gay men.
Democracy should be a system, which generates well-being for a country's entire citizenry, not just for a select few people.
a concern for my spiritual well-being" does not mean that I have any obligation to listen.
Your magazine is the only one to focus on promoting the financial well-being of the African American community, and for this I truly thank you!