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(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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Beyond political discourse, Lerma masterfully employed new iconography to legitimate his role as privado.
Seuss' children's classic masterfully weaves in themes of alienation and difference (the Grinch is this way because he was taunted for being different as a child) that could easily apply to lesbian kids.
It is that spirit of Silicon Valley that Lewis so masterfully depicts along this journey of technological discovery and incredible wealth that has yet to end.
Central Station (Sony Pictures Classics: 1998) In Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles' masterfully understated parable of unlikely redemption, Dora (Fernanda Montenegro) is a callous ex-school-teacher who has set up shop in Rio's main train station, writing--but never delivering--letters for the hopeful and desperate.
The makers of both films masterfully accomplish what others fail to achieve--telling a good story.
Oh, how masterfully Clinton has set the national agenda in the year of our lord, 1998.
The waters are the focus of Saint James's first two double-page spreads, a format that she makes use of masterfully and movingly in this book.
Lightroom is brilliantly conceived and masterfully executed.
Masterfully blending the historically inspired elements of the real-life Haitian dictator Papa Doc Duvalier and the fictional interactions between the two women, Evelyne Trouillot allows each woman the opportunity to alternately narrate her experience and pain.
Witty, articulate, epigrammatic, humourous, touching, occasionally grimly descriptive, each carefully crafted verse is a masterfully presented use of language to convey emotions, ideas, contexts, and world we live in.
Many homes enjoy large balconies and terraces; all feature superb finishes and masterfully crafted interiors.
Scorsese masterfully works the story's inherent suspense while acknowledging and reveling in the absurdities of the plot.