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INDEFINITE, NUMBER. A number which may be increased or diminished at pleasure.
     2. When a corporation is composed of an indefinite number of persons, any number of them consisting of a majority of those present may do any act unless it be otherwise regulated by the charter or by-laws. See Definite number.

NUMBER. A collection of units.
     2. In pleading, numbers must be stated truly, when alleged in the recital of a record, written instrument, or express contract. Lawes' PI. 48; 4 T. R. 314; Cro. Car. 262; Dougl. 669; 2 Bl. Rep. 1104. But in other cases, it is not in general requisite that they should be truly stated, because they are not required to be strictly proved. If, for example, in an action of trespass the plaintiff proves the wrongful taking away of any part of the goods duly described in his declaration, he is entitled to recover pro tanto. Bac. Ab. Trespass, I 2 Lawes' PI. 48.
     3. And sometimes, when the subject to be described is supposed to comprehend a multiplicity of particulars, a general description is sufficient. A declaration in trover alleging the conversion of "a library of books"' without stating their number, titles, or quality, was held 'to be sufficiently certain; 3 Bulst. 31; Carth. 110; Bac. Ab. Trover, F 1; and in an action for the loss of goods, by burning the plaintiff's house, the articles may be described by the simple denomination of "goods" or "divers goods." 1 Keb. 825; Plowd. 85, 118, 123; Cro. Eliz. 837; 1 H. Bl. 284.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Such schemes as these are nothing without numbers. One cannot have too large a party.
According to police, the accused identified as Shahid Khan son of Rustam Khan Pathan of Charsada, was on his way to smuggle drugs when police intercepted his without number plate car on Jhang Branch canal.
PHP officials received information that four persons boarding on a without number plate car abducted a person and fled.
The district police officers were directed to review the security arrangements themselves by visiting the spot in uniform and conducting snap-checking with special focus on motorcycles without number plates.
The drug concealed in 37 plastic gunny bags was recovered from a vehicle ISUZU car without number plate which was intercepted near village Arania, Tehsil Shahpura, district Bhilwara, Rajasthan.
Strict action in accordance to the law had also been ordered against vehicles with tinted glasses or without number plates.
He directed the traffic police to ban entry of public transport including Rikshaws and other vehicles in the bazaars and launch crackdown against unregistered or without number plats motorbikes.
Chairing a meeting for assessment of progress of PHP at Central Police Office here on Friday, he said the process of checking and search of documents of motorcycles and vehicles without any reason should be stopped whereas there should be no delay in taking action against vehicles without number plates, having unauthorized number plates and fake number plates.
RAWALPINDI: City Traffic Police (CTP) under a grand operation launched against unregistered, without number plate motorcycles and helmetless bikers have issued 10,147 challan slips during last week.
In a statement online, ROP said, "The police command of the southern Batinah, represented by the Special Police Task Force of Rustaq, seized a vehicle that was used for drifting without number plates." The driver was arrested after he "refused to stop the car and tried to escape," the statement added.