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master

(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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Barely,'' said Gurth, though the sum demanded was more reasonable than he expected, ``and it will leave my master nigh penniless.
If you will not take seventy, I will carry this bag'' (and he shook it till the contents jingled) ``back to my master.
The master looks at his great silver watch, and then, with tiresome deliberation, puts the ferule into his desk.
Now the master has set everything to rights, and is ready to go home to dinner.
Here again," added Master Jacques, fumbling afresh in his pouch, "is something that we have found at Marc Cenaine's house.
I will confess to you," continued Master Jacques, with his timid and awkward smile, "that I have tried it over the furnace, but I have succeeded no better than with my own.
My master sent me for a fortnight to a neighboring farmer's, who had a meadow which was skirted on one side by the railway.
My master often drove me in double harness with my mother, because she was steady and could teach me how to go better than a strange horse.
The master was running up, but was too far away; and it was Collie that saved the hound's life.
The next moment the master arrived, and with one hand held White Fang, while the father called off the dogs.
If the packet is express from the devil," said Sancho, "it must be a very dirty packet no doubt; but what good can it do Master Pedro to have such packets?
My master took a lodging in the principal street of the city, not far from the royal palace, and put out bills in the usual form, containing an exact description of my person and parts.

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