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Afford

To be able to buy something. Theoretically, one can afford anything so long as one has the money to purchase it. However, affordability is subjective to a certain extent, depending on one's other obligations, wants and needs. See also: Expensive, Cheap.
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Because of the disparity in the protections afforded individuals who invoke their rights to counsel under either the Fifth or Sixth Amendment, law enforcement officers must be well trained to recognize which right is being invoked and what limitations the invocation imposes on future investigations.
Department policy makers should recognize that individuals who invoke their rights to counsel under Miranda are afforded considerably greater protection than those who invoke their right to silence.
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Under the proposed rule change, it is unclear whether the Company must do a reverse split promptly or whether it will be afforded a period of time until July 27, 2004 to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement.
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00 per share; that we will be afforded extended grace periods in which to satisfy the minimum bid price requirement; our expectation that we will continue to meet all of the Nasdaq National Market listing requirements other than the minimum $1.
UBS Warburg is acting for JSG and for no one else in connection with the Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than JSG for providing the protections afforded to clients of UBS Warburg or for providing advice in relation to the Offer and the Spin-Off.
IBI Corporate Finance, which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, is acting for JSG and for no one else in connection with the Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than JSG for providing the protections afforded to clients of IBI Corporate Finance, nor for providing advice in relation to the Offer and the Spin-Off.
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Chase Manhattan plc ("Chase"), which is regulated in the United Kingdom by The Securities and Futures Authority Limited, is acting for Smiths Industries plc and no one else in connection with the Merger and will not be responsible to anyone other than Smiths Industries plc for providing the protections afforded to customers of Chase, nor for providing advice in relation to the Merger.