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Draft

An unconventional order in writing-signed by a person, usually the exporter, and addressed to the importer-ordering the importer or the importer's agent to pay, on demand (sight draft) or at a fixed future date (time draft) the amount specified on the face of the draft.

Draft

A document in which a payer agrees to make a payment in a certain amount to a payee from an account held with a third party, usually a bank. A common example is a check. There are two main types of draft: a sight draft must be paid by the third party on demand of the payee, while a time draft may only be paid at a stated time.

draft

A written order by one party for a second party to make payment to a third party. A check is an example of a draft drawn by a depositor (first party) on a financial institution (second party) and payable to an individual or organization (third party). See also overdraft, sight draft, time draft.
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Residents of the town of Amouda, in the Qamishli canton, have held periodic demonstrations against the PYD to demand the release of recently detained teenage girls and an end to the policy of conscription.
Baladna, a Haifa-based Palestinian advocacy group and signatory of the statement, has also been at the forefront of campaigning against military conscription.
He also initially opposed conscription (Rostker 2006, 24).
For the 'loyalists' the moment had come to seek revenge for the failure of the conscription referenda and the attacks on the British government and Empire.
Historical accounts of the 1916-17 conscription referendums have perpetuated this interpretation, portraying the Australian labour movement's anti-conscriptionism as a natural phenomenon.
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Scholars trace the increased use of conscription to the rise of the nation-state and the democratization of warfare.
Instead, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern offers a simple, straightforward thesis: after Tsar Nicholas I reformed conscription in 1827 and included Jews, the Russian Imperial Army treated Jews pretty much like they treated everyone else; and this transformed Jews from repressed "others" into modern imperial Russian Jews.
Muscat, April 13 (ONA)-- As part of the efforts undertaken by the Royal Gaud of Oman (RGO) alongside with other armed forces, to provide job seekers employment opportunities at the RGO units as recruits, the Command of the Royal Guard of Oman, in direct coordination with Manpower Ministry, which provided the RGO Command with lists of the job seekers, have already started calling citizens and job seekers from the different parts of the Sultanate who are registered with the Manpower Ministry to attend the RGO Command to complete the formalities for their conscription.
7, 2011 (TAP) - The National Defence Ministry called up, in a communique made public on Monday, non-commissioned officers and servicemen of the navy, air force, administrations and services, who had retired on the basis of seniority in the past five years --from 2006 to 2010- -, as well as the three armies' conscripts of the 2008 fourth term and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters of 2009, of the General Military Defence Department and the General Ammunition and Arms, to join the nearest regional conscription and mobilisation centres as of next February 16.
The national term of military conscription service has been set at 21 months for this Persian year, down from 24 months last year.