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Owner

One who has the exclusive right to use and abuse property within the limits of the law. For example, if one owns land, the owner may use it to build a house, start a farm or dump toxic waste, subject to zoning, environmental and other applicable laws. The ability of an individual to own something is the foundation of the free market system.
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As Halbertal and Shemesh note in their analysis of marriage refusal, the notion of hefker in this case does not reduce the body of the girl to an ownerless property, but rather highlights the potential vulnerability of an individual who finds herself stripped of legal status.
Clearly, she is not entirely ownerless. (Interestingly, S.
(176) By 1914, he "had served on more international arbitrations than any other living American." (177) In 1911, he drafted two memoranda that helped shape the evolving discussion about staking claims in the ownerless land of Spitsbergen, distinguishing political sovereignty ("the exclusive exercise of sovereignty over particular persons without regard to the place of such exercise") from territorial sovereignty ("the exclusive exercise of sovereignty within a defined special sphere").
However, "the French fiducie was not enacted as an ownerless patrimony, as in Quebec, but as a segregated patrimony owned by the trustee" (Vicari, 2014: 4).
Under the yuccas lie reservation dogs, ownerless mutts of unknown origin.
Karo: Indonesian officials searched through thick ash for bodies Sunday after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at least 15 people, with the only sign of life an ownerless mobile phone ringing inside an abandoned bag.
A special problem in the early post-war years was created by the ownerless vehicles that had been abandoned in ditches, woods and in fields by Wehrmacht soldiers or by private persons fleeing battles.
This is Latin for "ownerless goods" and these items pass to the Crown.
A woman whose business will be a drop-off site for the WAG partnership, Norma King, said she thinks any effort to increase the number of cats being fixed is good, but it does nothing to address the ownerless pet situation.
The stray is literally the animal "that has wandered from confinement or control" or that has "become homeless or ownerless" ("stray," def.
1982) ("It is well settled law that abandoned property cannot be the subject of larceny." (citation omitted)); Anthony Hudson, Abandonment (tracing abandonment to the Roman law of "dereliction" and "res nullius--[things that are] ownerless and therefore available to be acquired by the first occupant"), in INTERESTS IN GOODS 595, 596 (Norman Palmer & Ewan McKendrick eds., 2d ed.
Furthermore, the Coens deliberately chose to locate the film in 1941, on the eve of the bombing of Pearl Harbor (45), and one year prior to the implementation of the Final Solution, but at a point when hundreds of thousands of Jews had already been murdered, invoked by the pairs of shoes, seemingly ownerless, lining the corridor of the sixth floor of the Earle.