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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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121) See Bell, supra note 16, at 207 (explaining that, in certain instances of bona vacantia, or ownerless property, the property automatically belongs to the Crown); Strahilevitz, supra note 32, at 395-96 ("The leading American example of an escheat regime is the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act of 1995, which has been enacted in all fifty states and provides a framework by which unclaimed property is transferred to state governments after a specified period of time.
9) Second, the value of ownerless works could be dissipated through debasing or inappropriate uses.
Bez feels that the two sides fortunes couldn't be more contrasting as ownerless and managerless United take on a West Brom side hoping to make an instant return to the Premier League under the guidance of Roberto Di Matteo in front of a full house at the Hawthorns.
A Crown Estate spokesman said the precinct's "common areas" such as the walkway passed to The Crown Estate by "escheat" - a common law doctrine that operates to ensure property is not left in limbo and ownerless.
Feral, as used in this article, refers to ownerless dogs and cats that have reverted to the wild state and lack characteristics associated with domestication.
to different subjects' (6) and the no-subject view, which holds such attributes to be ownerless (25), but it is clear enough that 'the most basic level of self-constitution' is 'consciousness' constitution of itself as a relation to an object of consciousness, and its apprehension of itself as such' (26).
Part VI supplies the most direct and sustained argument for Sorabji's repeated claim that we are not ownerless bundles of experiences but rather the owners of such bundles.
The Cajas have a particular legal status--they are "not-for-profit foundations" and are, in effect, ownerless.
Most Tibetan herdsmen families keep at least 1 dog, and large numbers of ownerless stray dogs are tolerated by pastoralists and Buddhist monks.
Arriving into what they asserted to be an unclaimed and ownerless landscape, they renamed, reclaimed, and resettled the province.
There's no charming bit where the toys try to run the ownerless shop themselves.
When Solomon Islanders objected that much of this land had been incorrectly identified as ownerless, the Protectorate repealed these regulations.