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cop 1

n. Informal
1. A police officer.
2. One that regulates certain behaviors or actions: "Faced with the world recession of the early 1980s, ... the World Bank ... became a stern economic taskmaster and cop" (Richard J. Barnet).

[Short for copper.]

cop 2

 (kŏp) Slang
tr.v. copped, cop·ping, cops
a. To get hold of; gain or win: a show that copped four awards; copped a ticket to the game.
b. To perceive by one of the senses: "copped a quick look at the gentleman ... on the right" (Gail Sheehy).
2. To take unlawfully or without permission; steal.
Phrasal Verb:
cop out
To avoid fulfilling a commitment or responsibility; renege: copped out on my friends; copped out by ducking the issue.
cop a feel
To fondle someone sexually in a surreptitious way.
cop a plea
To plead guilty to a lesser charge so as to avoid standing trial for a more serious charge.

[Probably variant of cap, to catch, from Old French caper, from Latin capere; see capture.]

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cop 3

1. A cone-shaped or cylindrical roll of yarn or thread wound on a spindle.
2. Chiefly British A summit or crest, as of a hill.

[Middle English, summit, from Old English.]
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XACML language is used to implement the access control in applications in the network at the data-centric level.
In addition, the secure communication channels have been addressed by many applicable standards, such as HL7, EDIFACT, xDT, and XACML (Afzal et al.
The XACML demonstration shows how access control can be managed in large-scale environments where resources are distributed and policy administration is federated.
The relevant information security policies translated to XACML.
120) The XACML specifications define the structure of an
La suite de seguridad completa es operada de acuerdo a las directrices definidas por las partes, haciendo uso del XACML (eXtensive Access Control Markup Language), que permite definir los privilegios de acceso a componentes en la red.
Los lenguajes horizontales que aportan cierta funcionalidad que es util en general: seguridad (XML DSig, XML Enc, SAML, XACML, XKMS), servicios web (SOAP, WSDL, UDDI), metadatos y conocimiento (RDF, XMI), formularios web (Xforms), y otros (SVG, DC).
XML Signature, XML Encryption and many other encryption standards are supported, as well as LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory, but not yet SAML, XACML or XKMS.
The XACML (eXtensible Access Control Markup Language) [3] is widely used in a distributed application system [4] in the SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) [5] environment so that the security policy can be better expressed.
The access policy used in this project is XACML policy.
Fitzgerald, "Formal engineering of XACML access control policies in VDM++", ICFEM 2007, Butler, M.
XACML [9] similarly allows constraints to be formulated in terms of expressions which invoke arbitrary object methods of objects in the system.