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reformation

A legal action to correct an instrument to comply with the intentions of the parties. If the grantor in a deed will not agree to sign a corrective deed, it may be necessary for the buyer or a subsequent owner to file a reformation action.

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We only wanted you to split the Reform vote because accidents might happen after Hughes had made a score at Barkington.
I see," said Fisher, "and you, I think, are a pillar and ornament of the Reform party.
The appeal to party loyalty fell on deaf ears; for the pillar of Reform was brooding on other things.
The steady application of this principle brought Rabourdin to reforms in the finance system.
To bring about these reforms without too roughly jarring the existing state of things or incurring a Saint-Bartholomew of clerks, Rabourdin considered that an evolution of twenty years would be required.
As soon as this was over we married them; and after the marriage was over, he turned to Will Atkins, and in a very affectionate manner exhorted him, not only to persevere in that good disposition he was in, but to support the convictions that were upon him by a resolution to reform his life: told him it was in vain to say he repented if he did not forsake his crimes; represented to him how God had honoured him with being the instrument of bringing his wife to the knowledge of the Christian religion, and that he should be careful he did not dishonour the grace of God; and that if he did, he would see the heathen a better Christian than himself; the savage converted, and the instrument cast away.
In September, the LWVUS cosponsored Seize the Moment: a National Conference on the Public Financing of Elections, a successful effort that brought together experts and activists from local, state and national reform movements.
The impact of teacher efficacy in times of intense reform efforts remains a less explored topic.
While school funding reform attempts have been going on in earnest for more than two decades, organizers and activists are grasping to a glimmer of hope for next year.
For this, we can analyze the effects of postretirement benefit accounting reform by looking at how the financial market's view of plans will change--that is, we will ask how accounting reform will affect the share prices of plan sponsors.
VICA's support, coming at a time when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is getting ready to unveil his own reform plan, is a sign of growing support for structural change in the way local schools are run.
Evidently, the Grassley-Baucus bill envisages an IMF reform that will transform the Fund into an agency that deals with the problem of "fundamental misalignment" of currencies.