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1. See: Security.

2. Any tool that a government may use to influence the economy. Common instruments include setting prevailing interest rates, raising or lowering taxes, and awarding contracts to the private sector to stimulate demand for goods and services.

3. See: Contract.


A legal document, such as a check, a security, or a will.


A written legal document.

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Figure 283, which is toward the end of this book, is captioned "Ann Beaver and the Stony Indian All Girls Brass Band at the Calgary Stampede, 1944." About sixteen women, mostly young, stand, holding instruments -- tubas, trombones, other brass instruments, a snare drum.