Personal action

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(Law) a suit or action by which a man claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it; or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury to his person or property, or the specific recovery of goods or chattels; - opposed to real action.

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And goes about saying that personal actions count for nothing, and there always will be rich and poor.
At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.
The benefits that are the object of contracting referred to the basic home help service consist of: - personal actions, - domestic actions, - actions derived from the management of the support device bank.
The hard bit is having the faith and trusting that our own, sometimes small, personal actions can make that difference.
Sadly I doubt we will ever again revert to accepting that our personal actions have consequences that we should just accept and get on with it and stop blaming others for the choices we willingly make.
"We define 'ethical leadership' as supervisors who demonstrate appropriate work conduct through their personal actions and those who engage employees by discussing their work-related worries and emotions," said Eissa.
The charity is encouraging people to pledge personal actions as part of this year's Earth Hour, such as turning the washing machine down to 30C.
"Pippin, No Lickin'" deftly and entertainingly addresses the consequences of personal actions with young readers ages 4-9.
Some 70% of Americans who were aware of the Save Water campaign said it influenced their personal actions with regard to saving water, according to a YouGov survey fielded for Colgate.
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said there is a need to nurture leaders who lead with conscience, guided by their moral compass in their personal actions as well as business endeavours.
The morality clause would allow Spacey to be suspended or terminated from production based on personal actions. For now, the only way Spacey can be suspended is if he becomes "unavailable" or "incapacitated" to fulfill his obligations.
Simon Sergeant, defending, said it would be his client's case that the recorded actions were automatic computer functions rather than his own personal actions. Chair of the bench, Janet Ellard, said they were declining jurisdiction of the case due to its complexity and potential length, and a trial will be held at Caernarfon Crown Court on November 20.

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