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  1. P.s. 58 Charges

    The P.S. 58 charges are generally calculated by the IRS, through a table that is supposed to show the cost of pure death protection. There are several plans under which the economic benefits available to an individual equate to the P.S. 58 charges, after reducing their input.
  2. Paage

    Same as Pedage.
    In old English law. A toll for passage through another's land. The same as "pedage,"
  3. Pac-Man Defense

    The Pac-Man defense is a defensive business strategy used to stave off a hostile takeover, in which a company that is threatened with a hostile takeover "turns the tables" by attempting to acquire its would-be buyer. A major example in U.S. corporate history is the attempted hostile takeover of Martin Marietta by Bendix Corporation in 1982. In response, Martin Marietta started buying Bendix stock with the aim of assuming control over the company. Bendix persuaded Allied Corporation to act as a [...]
    When a counterbid is placed to prevent hostile takeover.
  4. Pacare

    To pay.
    L. Lat To pay.
  5. Pacatio

    Payment Mat. Par. A. D. 1248.
  6. Pace

    Two and a half feet.
    A measure of length containing two feet and a half, being the ordinary length of a step.
    A measure of length containing two feet and a half; the geometrical pace is five feet long. The common pace is the length of a step; the geometrical is the length of two steps, or the whole space passed over by the same foot from one step to another.
  7. Paceatur

    Let him be released.
    Lat. Let him be freed or discharged.
  8. PACER

    Public Access to Court Electronic Records. PACER is a service that provides online access to federal court records and documents.
  9. Paci Sunt Maxime Contraria Vis Et Injuria

    Violence and injury are the greatest opponents of peace.
    Co. Litt. 161. Violence and injury are the things chiefly hostile to peace.
  10. Pacific Blockade

    Pacific blockade was a term invented by Hautefeuille, the French writer on international maritime law, to describe a blockade exercised by a great power for the purpose of bringing pressure to bear on a weaker state without actual war. That it is an act of violence, and therefore in the nature of war, is undeniable, seeing that it can only be employed as a measure of coercion by maritime powers able to bring into action such vastly superior forces to those the resisting state can dispose of [...]
  11. Pacific Railroad Acts

    The Pacific Railroad Acts were a series of acts of Congress that promoted the construction of a "transcontinental railroad" (the Pacific Railroad) in the United States through authorizing the issuance of government bonds and the grants of land to railroad companies. Although the War Department under then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis was authorized by the Congress in 1853 to conduct surveys of five different potential transcontinental routes from the Mississippi ranging from north to south [...]
  12. Pacific Rim

    The Pacific Rim are the lands around the rim of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Rim and the islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Rim roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire.
    All of the countries that reside on the corner of the Pacific Ocean are known as countries along the 'Pacific Rim'. It is an area that includes several countries such as North and South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Thailand, etc.
  13. Pacific Salmon Commission

    The Pacific Salmon Commission is a regulatory body run jointly by the Canadian and United States governments. Its mandate is to protect stocks of the five species of Pacific salmon. Its precursor was the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission, which operated from 1937 to 1985. The PSC enforces the Pacific Salmon Treaty, ratified by Canada and the U.S. in 1985.
  14. Pacification

    The act of making peace between two hostile or belligerent states; re-establishment of public tranqulllty.
    The act of making peace between two countries which have teen at war; the restoration of public tranquillity.
  15. Pack

    To deceive by false appearances. See, also, Packing.
    To put together in sorts with a fraudulent design. To pack a jury is to use unlawful, improper or deceitful means to have the Jury made up of persons favorably disposed to the party se contriving or who have been or can be improperly influenced to give the verdict he seeks. The term imports the improper and corrupt selection of a jury sworn and impaneled for the trial of a causa Mix v. Woodward, 12 Conn. 289.
    To deceive by false appearance; to counterfeit; to delude; as packing a jury. (q. v.) Bac. Ab. Juries, M; 12 Conn. R. 262. PACT, civil law. An agreement made by two or more persons on the same subject in order to form some engagement, or to dissolve or modify, one already made, conventio est duorum in idem placitum consensus de re solvenda, id. est facienda vel praestanda. Dig. 2, 14; Clef des Lois Rom. h. t.; Ayl. Pand. 558; Merl, Rep. Pacte, h. t.
  16. Pack Of Wool

    A horse load, which consists of seventeen stone and two pounds or two bundled and forty pounds weight. Fleta, 1. 2, c. 12; Cowell.
  17. Package

    A bundle or bale made up for transporation. See 124 Mo. 436, 46 Am. St. Rep. 4o7, 27 S. W. 1102.
    A package means a bundle put up for transportation or commercial handling; a thing in form to become, as such, an article of merchandise or delivery from hand to band. A parcel is a small package; "parcel" being the diminutive of "package." Each of the words denotes a thing in form suitable for transportation or handling or sale from hand to hand. U. S. v. Goldback, 1 Hughes, 529, Fed. Cas. No. 15,222; Haley v. State, 42 Neb. 556, 60 N. W. 962, 47 Am. St Rep. 718; State v. Parsons, 124 Mo. 436, [...]
  18. Package Clause

    A package clause allows the borrower to combine various different loans with the actual mortgage on the home, and then fix an installment per month in lieu of all the loans.
  19. Package Deal

    A package deal is a deal that provides a range of benefits, services, or concessions, all of which need to be accepted or rejected in one go.
  20. Package Loan

    A package loan is a real estate loan used to finance the purchase of both real property and personal property, such as in the purchase of a new home that includes carpeting, window coverings and major appliances.

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