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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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* MASTERLY: Neville Fleetwood''s pictures of fruit and flower on show at the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse
But the triptych Vortex Painting, 2004, is the fairest of them all: The flora-and-fauna fabric strip on the left and the contrapposto female form on the right recall the capricious stylistic combinations and masterly, if coldly blase, technical gifts on which Salle first hung his hat.
When confronted with an urbanistic program, an architect may either (a) design a masterly construction, an inspired architectural gesture (a composition); (b) take what exists, fill in the gaps, complete the text, scribble in the margins (a complement); (c) deconstruct what exists by critically analysing the historical layers that preceded it, even adding other layers derived from elsewhere--from other cities, other parks (a palimpsest); or (d) search for an intermediary--an abstract system to intermediate between the site, as well as all given constraints, and some other concept, beyond city or program (a mediation) ...
Klempner and Sendijarevic have done a masterly job of developing an authoritative and readable text on a material that is an essential component of product performance.
In Sight and Sound magazine, Tony Rayns wrote this about Memories of Murder, a multileveled picture that captures the social ills of the 1980s: "The most brilliant aspect of this highly achieved film (even better than the performances, the production design and the masterly blending of drama, horror and black humour) is the play with points of view."
BRIAN LITTLE has already proved himself a masterly manager at Tranmere Rovers.
From her personal confusion comes a masterly meditation on humanity and its potential for good as well as evil.
A wonderfully compact string response to Lloyd's masterly shaping of transitions made the score's elemental stirrings all the more telling, pastel woodwind were delicate and evocative, and the important trombone solos were impressively delivered by Les Whitehouse.
Giuseppe Mazzotta in his intellectually suggestive and masterly introduction--in which he traces and places, among other things, Freccero's scholarship within the framework and tradition of American Dantism and especially his Augustinian approach--speaks of this book as being organized in "conceptual clusters" (13).
Young, the author of the second reconsideration, uses this descriptive title: "Stanley Fish: The Critic as Sophist." Fish is everything that Lukacs is not: a charter member of the deconstructionist club; an arch-priest of sophistical equivocation; a denier of literary paradigms, principles, moral truths, and intellectual foundations; a masterly spinner of deceptions, artifices, skepticisms--and confusions.
The failure, or rather, incapacity of the historical critical method to achieve that goal has led me to focus again and again on hermeneutics, with a concentration of what Rollins calls "psychological realism." His response to me is a masterly summary of an entire emergent field in the area of New Testament studies, and we are all indebted to him for creating the section on "Psychology and Bible" at the meetings of the SBL.
THE ghastly Government spin doctor Jo Moore, who saw the twin towers tragedy as a good cover to slip out some bad news, was subjected to one of the most masterly and crushing rebukes I have ever heard.