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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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51) Mollier cites an early collection of Tantric rituals, Tuoluoni ji jing (Dharani collection sutra), which lists the illnesses caused by gu poison, masterless venoms, and the cat demon as curable by making a human effigy from wheat flour dough.
Lebler claimed that the masterless studio nurtures students' abilities through interaction within the community of practitioners who have been selected on the basis of their strengths in a range of popular music making activities.
It follows the story of 47 masterless samurais who seek justice, retribution and restoration of their honor, which was unceremoniously taken from them by a daimyo (head of a ruling rival clan) that resulted in the death of their master, Lord Asano.
Set just after Japan opened its borders to the West in 1853, you're tossed into a world of opportunity and uncertainty as a masterless samurai looking to make a name for yourself.
As a vagabond, he is one of an entrepreneurial class of masterless men who exploited the language of Christian charity and social obligation for personal profit.
See HERZOG, supra note 2, at 215 (clarifying that the author is not arguing that "consent theory has outlived its usefulness" because we are "still in large part a world of masterless men"); Bell, supra note 3, at 29 (using human autonomy to argue that "aretaic moral philosophies should value consent as a necessary constituent of human flourishing").
The forest was a gathering place for masterless men seeking a meager subsistence, for cottagers and squatters who sometimes enjoyed freedom of tenure as well as for outlaws and religious dissenters," but the distinction between "the lawless and lawful forest dweller was usually hard to draw" (Hill qtd.
The ultimate logic of the happening and its derivatives is to supply the society of masterless slaves which the cyberneticians have planned for us with the spectatorless spectacle it will require.
With the Enlightenment, Christianity ceased to be 'a dogmatic theology but became a social and cultural possibility: a state of affairs where the Christian ideal of a masterless world of mutual respect became a founding idea and a real historical force'.
CouchDB offers a masterless, simple and efficient replication, allowing an application to be run across multiple Jelastic hosting providers, providing redundancy against downtime.
Even Labour had its own vision of the masterless "freeborn Englishman" of the nation's past, the backbone of a pre-industrial (or, alternatively, hopefully looking ahead, to a post-industrial) "Golden Age" that gave socialism a claim to its own, uniquely English, pedigree.
Provides a completely masterless and distributed control plane.