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Owner

One who has the exclusive right to use and abuse property within the limits of the law. For example, if one owns land, the owner may use it to build a house, start a farm or dump toxic waste, subject to zoning, environmental and other applicable laws. The ability of an individual to own something is the foundation of the free market system.
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1) In areas that have large populations of ownerless dogs such as Iraq, the WHO recognizes that mass parenteral vaccination may not be possible (1,2) Control or elimination of canine rabies is possible as demonstrated by successes in the US, Japan, and other countries.
For decades the cemetery was treated as ownerless, but in 1998 a Los Angeles County investigation showed that its rightful owner was Tehachapi resident Don Jones, who inherited it when his father died years before.
This article suggests that the law of Deuteronomy 23:25, 26, which allows all people unlimited access to fields, is referring to ownerless fields that have only two possible uses, as farmland or as passageways for travelers.
dissenting) (asserting that "a default judgment does not constitute punishment because the property is ownerless or abandoned"); see also Nunez, 2 P.
He found an ownerless mobile ringing in B&Q - and was shocked to find the screen-saver logo was a tribute to his son Romeo.
What we once knew in the ancient world, more than ever, has relevance today; that the ancient Mishkan, the tent assembled and disassembled for forty years throughout the journey of the People of Israel, was critical to creating and holding a newly formed community from a nomadic people in a land that was ownerless and free.
Any specific connotation of `Treasure' as concealed items of precious metal is in practice subsumed within the concept of bona vacantia, or ownerless goods, which is the real heart of the matter.
He has chosen the traditional Cynic's role of the ownerless dog, independent of all bonds including family, patriotism, and traditional piety; but doing so is paradoxically taking on a social role, rather like that of the allowed fool.
While the standards set by government for the public sector are seen as being among the most demanding of anywhere in the democratic world they are in marked contrast with those established for trusts set up to hold the previously ownerless entities.
Valueless land, like ownerless horses, exists as such only as a result of a failure to occupy, narrate, or speculate a human connection.
One begins to feel the mind rising out of the body, floating just above it, suddenly susceptible to invasion by ideas that are nowhere, exactly--just in the air, ownerless and, because ownerless, like starved vagrant dogs, malign.
For years, "America's large corporations have been virtually ownerless," charges Sara Teslik, executive director of the Council of Institutional Investors, which represents 70 leading public-sector and union pension funds.