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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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In order to protect themselves, the farmers asked one masterless vagabond Kanbei (Takashi Shimura) to be their bodyguard in exchange for food.
Especially after establishing in "The Kingdom of God" that these womb-cove dwellers will likely mistake the sounds of such modern machinery as the call of the Boo Darby and the darkness through which it roams as the realm of the Masterless Man?
(33) Sun's Beiji qianjin yaofang (Essential recipes for emergencies worth their weight in gold) includes the cat demon in a section on curing various forms of gu poison, but also affiliates the cat demon with yedao, the "masterless venom." (34) A "masterless venom" is produced when a venom originally made by human agency no longer has any human to whom to attach itself.
These systems operate on a masterless peer-to-peer (P2P) network scheme.
As Peter Lake points out in his study of early modern murder pamphlets, a similar system of equivalences was used to connect female infanticides and murderers, on the one hand, with rakes and masterless men, on the other: 'The key sign and cause of their slide down the slippery slope of demonic temptation and moral dissolution was their rebellion against or withdrawal from the supervening structures of social or patriarchal authority'.
Unfortunately that history is an all too familiar landscape of cliche and stereotype: the Roman senatorial class spent every available moment of leisure reclining, nibbling grapes and discussing philosophy; the byways of early fifteenth-century Germany were traipsed by bands of "masterless men;" Renaissance courtiers, curial officials and popes were all irremediably venal and scurrilous.
47 Ronin, 12, PS19.99 JAPANESEAmerican fantasy action film depicting a fictional account of the 47 Ronin, a real-life group of masterless samurai.
(15) For instance, Lebler introduced and evaluated a popular music program in Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, which developed a pedagogic approach based on the creation of a scaffolded self-directed learning community, "a masterless studio." Lebler provided evidence of the usefulness of an alternative approach to the master/apprentice model and drew on data to elicit principles that can be adapted to other music pedagogies.
His family is exiled and his warriors are ordered into isolation and become ronin, or masterless. And so these Ronin plot their own vengeance, in the process becoming some of the most feared warriors of their times.
He becomes a masterless samurai and is forced to live a peasant's life.
Kuranosuke Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada) and Asano's samurai guards are now masterless 'ronin' and Kira banishes them.
When state censorship broke down during the English Revolution (1641-1660), the plebeian radicalism of "masterless men"--small farmers forced off the land by aristocratic capitalists and landlords--circulated in print and became a potent political force (Hill, 1975).