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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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Ando, unlike anyone else, has inextricably fused buildings with nature and only if these masterly juxtapositions are portrayed can his work be fully understood.
His use of mass ensembles and solo dance is here absolutely masterly, and the Stuttgarters danced it for all they are worth.
The work summarizes the major attractions of Outerbridgism in this genre: masterly formal achievement, in the service of an intense, idiosyncratic erotic vision - lascivious, decadent, sometimes almost crackpottedly fetishistic, and often a mix of all.
Sokolow's earliest works reflect leftist activism (Inquisition 1936), while her concern for the lonely and the disadvantaged was expressed most effectively in the masterly Rooms (1955).
But the book is worth reading for the foreword alone -- a masterly essay by architectural historian David Stewart that sets the stage for the interviews that follow, and, in its short space of under two pages, manages to tell you virtually all you need to know about modern Japan, and its society, politics and architecture.
The best that can be said is that this is less an essay than a sketch for one, with, of course, some masterly touches.
Fortunately, the editors of the volume have rendered this task almost superfluous: in their "epilogue" they offer a masterly discussion of the essays, ranged under the rubrics "The Heptameron in the History of Narrative Genres," "Narrative Theory," and "The Narrative and the Self.
Ando's promenades architecturales are always masterly, and in passing through the different levels the visitor is exposed to different sensations.
But in Donald McKayle's Twilight, a contemplation of age, Lizenbery's eloquent extensions and masterly contractions proved a poignant balance.
To comprehend the achievement of this masterly architecture, one needs more contextual information and more sense of how these interiors and precincts unfurl before the pedestrian.
It continues the critical reappraisal of Bonnard as a complex, modern painter, a move more or less begun by Jean Clair in his masterly 1984 essay "The Adventures of the Optic Nerve" (though Patrick Heron's 1955 "Pierre Bonnard and Abstraction" remains crucial).
That is the wrong question, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen argues in this masterly, powerfully argued book.