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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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Products to be promoted were put in place, television camera operators were deciding on the best vantage points from which to film, TV monitors were strategically placed, and the master of ceremonies, soloist and harpist were rehearsing their respective parts in the program.
George Whipple of New York 1 television served as a Master of Ceremonies. Following the unveiling, Fazzino had a poster and book signing, with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his official artwork benefiting the USA Olympic Team.
On December 3rd, Marlene and I and a large number of staff and friends attended a festive retirement party held at the historic Hermit Club in Cleveland, at which Mark Goodman, the new publisher, was the very able master of ceremonies. John had a knack for making good magazines and good friends.
Despite the ingenuity and formidable wit of master of ceremonies Pat Ferns, I find the "market simulation" depressing.
Stanton Evans, the master of ceremonies, introduced Annie (a.k.a.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Deputy Mayor Bob Murray.
As Master of Ceremonies for the technology event, Causey will provide the welcome address and closing remarks during the event as well as leadership on site.
PLATINUM album selling singer Hayley Westenra will perform a carol concert at Liverpool Cathedral in aid of children whose mums and dads are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan The popular diva, 22, who shot to fame as a teenager with her classical album Pure will be joined by Liverpool's own Jimmy Tarbuck as master of ceremonies for the evening on December 10.
Gutierrez served as the event's master of ceremonies.
Senior mason Derek Gaunt was the master of ceremonies, and several of Vic's friends gave accounts of highlights in his life.
Forsberg, president of the Worcester Business Development Corp., served as the program's master of ceremonies. Mayor Lukes is the first woman popularly elected mayor and the second woman to hold that office in the city's 159-year history.
Roger Williams MP, Prof Wyn Jones, FUW president Gareth Vaughan, Lord Livsey, Euryn Jones and master of ceremonies Dai Lewis, chair of management Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

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