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(1) A threat of violence used to secure a contract. Such a contract can be set aside, just as a contract secured by duress. (2) A threat of violence to another, such as a trespasser. Some state statutes allow the use of force to protect one's home,but do not include the ability to menace another in order to protect one's home.

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ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua Wednesday said Pakistan is ready to extend its fullest cooperation to Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries to effectively eliminate the menace of terrorism and extremism from the region.
Johor traffic police will increase their presence on major roads in the state to curb the Mat Rempit and Lajak bicycle menace.
Durant deux jours, plusieurs conferences et interventions auront lieu portant sur "la definition et l'identification des differents types de menaces aeriennes non-militaires, notamment en matiere de securite aerienne dans la zone d'interet commun de l'Initiative 5+5 Defense, ainsi que l'etude et l'analyse des differentes procedures legales et organisationnelles pour traiter ces menaces en temps reel '.
The Diary of Dennis the Menace gives readers the inside story on every cheeky trick and prank played by the star of The Beano.
Les deux lettres ecrites sur du papier normal qualifiaient les deux militaires de "Taghout" et contenaient toutes sortes de menaces de liquidation.
A rappeler que depuis lundi dernier, Rabat avait deja adopte le renforcement de la securite sur ses vols a destination des Etats-Unis a la demande de Washington, inquiet aussi des menaces depuis l'Europe et le Proche-Orient.
"Nous n'avons aucun element qui confirme ces menaces. Meme si nous avons eu ces rumeurs il y a deja plusieurs semaines et que nous avons pris un certain nombre de precautions, elles ne concernaient pas directement la France", a dit hier mardi le ministre de l'Interieur sur RMC et BFM TV.
Camilla opens the school's new library and even convinces Dennis the Menace to declare: "Reading is fun for everyone, Menaces."
The survey, commissioned by Video Arts, the corporate learning experts, looked at how people deal with meeting menaces such as the ``waffler, the ``dominator'', the ``idea assassin,'' the ``turf warrior and the interrupter''.
To check responses to tinier menaces, Starks and Cornell University's Caroline A.