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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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While Squires recounts discord among resisters, in particular, between those who became Canadian citizens and others, including many deserters and draft dodgers who hoped to return home as soon as conditions allowed, discussion of the dissimilarities between war resisters extends little beyond how they related to Canadian government policy and the movement's response.
A source at the Police Command told SANA that the draft dodgers had their issues settled in cooperation with national reconciliation committee in Mloula area, after they pledged not to do any act that affects Syria's security.
For instance, roughly one-third of all draft exiles in Canada refused on ethical grounds to accept deferments for which they qualified, making them more accurately war resisters than draft dodgers, and idealists rather than realists.
Most of us have repressed any inklings we once had that the draft dodgers might have been onto something.
On efforts to reduce draft dodgers, those deemed temporarily unfit to serve will be re-examined by the competent committee within six months, instead of one year, the minister said.
Draft dodgers who flooded Canada in the late 1960s and early '70s--an estimated 60,000 fled to avoid service in Vietnam --are rallying around the young men, along with peace activists and those opposed to the U.
The section for "hippies"--the middle-class draft dodgers and drug offenders--was around the handball courts.
American draft dodgers who moved to Canada offer their view.
Russian authorities prosecuted 11 percent of these draft dodgers and convicted 0.
The Christofias government, which also promised to look at reducing army service, did nothing except launch a witch hunt for draft dodgers under the watch of a minister who is now supposed to be in jail for his part in the Mari disaster in which a number of young recruits were killed while supposedly under the protection of the state.
Her interests include gardening on family property, knitting, sewing hearts & draft dodgers, antique collecting, spending time with family and friends.