Tending to extinguish or make extinct.
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tending or serving to extinguish or make extinct
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tending or serving to extinguish.
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If creditors fail to submit their claims, their debts shall be deposited with the court treasury, until the claims are received from their owners or the claims are time barred by extinctive limitation.
Beyond the movie's structural frailties, the friendly Bumblebee endeared movie buffs primarily because of his capacity to see the tendencies of good and evil in man, knowing when to love and when to war and fighting for love as much as fighting for the survival of his rapidly extinctive autobot species.
colonialism, and the extinctive faceless dangers it possesses."
It is applicable both to the actions brought by the person entitled against the carrier and to the actions the carrier would bring against the sender or the consignee (about the extinctive prescription in Romanian law, see: Cercel, Scurtu, 2016b: 88-102).
Park, "A complete characterization of nonlinear absorption for the evolution p-Laplacian equations to have positive or extinctive solutions," Computers and Mathematics with Applications, vol.
The conference is held for two days in Cairo and honors 31 Egyptian outstanding women who succeeded abroad and have extinctive experiences in different fields.
c.the heredity petition is an extinctive imprescriptible action; the heir under universal vocation or universal title can always get the recognition of his heirship (article 1130 Civil Code).
(i) the microorganism X(t) is said to be extinctive if [lim.sub.t[right arrow]+[infinity]] X(t) = 0
For system (2), the infected individual I(t) is said to be extinctive if [lim.sub.t [right arrow] +[infinity]] I(t) = 0, almost surely.
(73) One doesn't hear much of Leibenstein or X-inefficiency today, but economic behavioralism has re-emphasized recognition of the flexibility that exists within a large corporation, or indeed any firm that is not under the immediate threat of extinctive competition, to deviate from the maximally efficient posture.
The onus of the proof encharges: I--the author, about the constitutive fact of his right; II--the accused, about the existence of impeditive, modifiable or extinctive fact of the author's right.
Indeed, the rules relating to immovable cultural heritage are far more restrictive than those applying to movable cultural heritage as regards land registration, acquisitive or extinctive prescription, seizure, expropriation, public servitude and other obligations attached to the immovable legal regime.