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(1) Employer-employee law is sometimes called master-servant law.(2) A person appointed by a court to perform a specific function, such as to sell real estate that is in dispute or to assist with evidentiary issues or other duties. (The practice is rare in federal court, but very common in some state courts.)

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In the end, Clark's claim that the Ursulines' status as masterless slave-owning women "usurped the role of the white patriarch and dangerously disturbed the racial order of antebellum America" (263) rests tenuously on the evidence, however compelling, that even as they never acted to oppose or undermine slavery, their teaching apostolate benefited slaves and free people of color.
Placelessness is the condition of masterless persons who both have no attached subject position and are exterior to the circulation of labor and production of wealth.
In comparing the two systems, it can be found that the CNC masterless single-wheel grinder can be quickly reprogrammed to accommodate shafts of different lengths or lateral lobe positionings, as well as shafts with lobes of different contours or radial positions.
The masterless samurai Unno Matajuro and his wife share the apartment next to Shinza's.
Contemporaries wildly exaggerated the numbers of vagrants, which probably were around fifteen thousand in the Elizabethan period, expanding in periods of economic distress and returning military campaigns: see Beier, Masterless Men, 14-16.
My only thought was to travel with them and this because of the badges the leader wore, which meant that the company belonged to a lord and had the lord's letter of license and would not be set in the stocks or whipped for vagabonds as happens to those accounted fugitives or masterless men and this has also befallen men in Holy Orders who have no warrant from their bishop.
Beier, Masterless Men: The Vagrancy Problem in England, 1560-1640 (London, 1985); Paul Griffiths, "Masterless Young People in Norwich, 1560-1645," in Paul Griffiths, Adam Fox and Steve Hindle eds, The Experience of Authority in Early Modern England (Basingstoke, 1996) 146-86; Norma Landau, "The Laws of Settlement and the Surveillance of Immigration in Eighteenth-Century Kent," Continuity and Change 3 (1988), 391-420; K.
The play tells the story on the 47 ''ronin,'' or masterless samurai, who carried out vengeance after their lord was ordered to commit ''harakiri'' suicide for trying to kill a vassal of the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo castle.
They recognized southerners as a breed of masterless men, incapable of reconciling their personal ambition to any ideal.
For example, he describes some impoverished individuals defying the intention of the almshouse, using it as a winter refuge, running off each spring in order to resume "living largely independent and masterless lives.
PHOTO : Adcole machine checks profile of automotive camshaft ground with CBN wheel on Landis masterless camgrinding machine.
Richard Dutton, Licensing, Censorship and Authorship in Early Modern England: Buggeswords (New York: Palgrave, 2000), 8, notes that the February 1597/98 act's removing the right of justices of the peace to authorize playing meant that "[p]atronage was restricted exclusively to the peerage, while the penalties against masterless men were made even more draconian.