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1. See: Security.

2. Any tool that a government may use to influence the economy. Common instruments include setting prevailing interest rates, raising or lowering taxes, and awarding contracts to the private sector to stimulate demand for goods and services.

3. See: Contract.


A legal document, such as a check, a security, or a will.


A written legal document.

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Instead of the fans using the instruments to make noises in support of their teams, dozens of the plastic instruments were thrown into the pitch and disrupted play.
The incidents, which have not only called into question security at PSL games but also the future of the vuvuzela which remains popular with most local fans, may put a ban on the plastic instrument although the report suggested that the PSL officials are wary of a backlash should they decide the instrument may no longer be taken to games.
The New York Times article also lumped together in one category all supplies that are possibly recyclable, when the arguments for and against reusability vary considerably with plastic instrument trays, surgical instruments and protective apparel.
Plastic Instrument Case with adjustable handle allows for easy
55am yesterday when smoke began to pour from the plastic instrument panel of her Vauxhall Zafira.
Sarah ( who is originally from Surrey ( hit on the idea of the plastic instrument that can take swabs from patients' noses after discovering that a third of the population carries the MRSA bug.