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PUTRESICBLE

The act of organisms that can make a food stuff or organic product or item become putrid. Any food stuff that can be attacked by the micro-organisms can be made putrid. The rotting of food stuffs.

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PUTS AND CALLS

A “put” In the language of the grain or stock market Is a privilege of delivering or not delivering the subject-matter of the sale; and a “call” is a privilege of calling or not calling for it Pixley v. Boynton, 79 111. 351.

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PUTS AND REFUSALS

In English law. Time-bargains, or contracts for the sale of supposed stock on a future day.

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PUTTING IN EVIDENCE

a term used where something is placed before a court.

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PUTTING IN FEAR

These words are used in the definition of a robbery from the person. The offense must have been committed by putting in fear the person robbed. 3 Inst. 68; 4 Bl. Comm. 243.

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PUTTING IN SUIT,

as applied to a bond, or any other legal instrument, signifies bringing an action upon it, or making it the subject of an action.

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PUTURE

In old English law. A custom claimed by keepers in forests, and some times by bailiffs of hundreds, to take man’s meat, horse’s meat, and dog’s meat of the tenants and inhabitants within the perambulation of the forest, hundred, etc. The land subject to this custom was called ?’terra putura.” Others, who call it “pulture,” explain it as a demand in general; and derive it from the monks, who, before they were admitted, pulsabant, knocked at the gates for several days together. 4 I nst. 307; Cowell.

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PYKE, PAIK

In Hindu law. A foot- passenger ; a person employed as a night- watch in a village, and as a runner or messenger on the business of the revenue. Wharton.

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PYKERIE

In old Scotch law. Petty theft. 2 Pitc. Crim. Tr. 43.

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PYRAMID SCHEME

Same as a Ponzi scheme. One person recruits a person to a retail scheme then that person recruits people and son on and son until the first person has an increasing number of peole under them. Each person pays a fee to join and the only people who make money are the first couple of t of sellers.iers

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PYRAMID SELLING

This a network of marketing that is illegal in most countries. In order to sell retail products a person has to pay a joining fee. Only the person initiating the scheme makes any money.

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PYRAMIDING

Used in finance to pay off one loan by taking out another loan. This continues until the whole scheme collapses and the borrower declares bankruptcy in order to relieve himself of the debt. In corporate business it involves purhasing shares and buying up small companies in order to control the major company. Using profits on paper to build a finance portfolio.

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PYROLYSIS

Using heat to transfrom a product into smaller base elements. It used very high temperatures in the range of 400 to 800 degrees Celsius. It is not the same as combustion which takes place in an oxygen rich atmosphere to produce oxidation of the product.

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PYROMANIA

See INSANITT. 970 QILE ACCESSIONUM Q

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PYROPHORIC

The name given to a substance that will self ignite at low air temperatures. These substances will ignite without the addition of a flame or ignition event.

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Steps to Take If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen

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A passport is a very valuable document, which is why it should come as no surprise that identity thieves routinely use passports to commit crimes. A passport allows you to cross international borders with relative ease, but when placed in the wrong hands it can lead to serious crimes being committed. For these reasons, a […]

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