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To place a document in the public records. All such documents are time and date stamped when received;this is important because the priority of deeds and of liens is usually on a race-to-thecourthouse,first-to-file basis.In many states,if a judgment is recorded against a seller only minutes before a deed to the buyer is recorded, then the buyer's new property is subject to the lien, which must be paid or the judgment creditor may execute and take the property and sell it for satisfaction of the debt.

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This is where a yawning gap seems to open up between the religious and the secular life -- the man or woman in orders can allow divine love to sweep them up and consume them and call it work, but the layman must file away his rare moments of transcendence alongside the office memos or the washing-up and keep his agitation under his hat.
Adventurers of all ages are always looking for something new, not just to file away but to spread out and explore.
Araji finally requested keeping the health and food file away from all political and sectarian considerations.
After Abbey's death Lowe put the Edgar file away and never touched it again.
Many file away coding notices without even bothering to check them.