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(sälā`), Arab. Sla, city (1994 pop. 579,850), NW Morocco, near Rabat. It has industries producing flour and fine carpets. The harbor was long a haven for pirates, who came to be called Sallee rovers.


town (1991 pop. 57,872), Trafford metropolitan district, W England. It is a residential suburb of Manchester, known for its cookies.


in law, transfer of ownership in return for money. An exchange of goods for goods is termed barter, but the distinction between sale and barter is mainly technical; laws that govern one govern the other equally. Sale and barter are distinguished from the giving of a giftgift,
in law, voluntary transfer of property from one person to another without any compensation for it and without any obligation of an agreement or contract. The one who gives is the donor; the one who receives the gift, the donee.
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, which involves no valuable consideration. Laws governing sales distinguish fundamentally between sales of real propertyproperty,
rights to the enjoyment of things of economic value, whether the enjoyment is exclusive or shared, present or prospective. The rightful possession of such rights is called ownership.
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 and sales of personal property. If nothing is said to the contrary, the law of sales is understood to be the law of sales of personal property, sales of real property being governed by real-estate law. Delivery of goods sold passes titletitle,
in law, the means by which the owner has just and legal possession of his or her property. It is distinct from the document (e.g., a deed) that is evidence of the title.
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 to the goods, even though full payment has not been made; the seller may sue for the amount due him, but cannot recover the goods. A contract may provide, however, that the goods, though delivered, remain the property of the seller until full payment for them has been made. By a contract, one may purchase goods not yet in existence, e.g., the crop that a farmer will grow in his field. Sales are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code in all U.S. jurisdictions, except Louisiana.



a city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River; part of the capital city conurbation (Rabat-Salé Prefecture). Population, 155,600 (1971).

Salé has a railroad station and is a transportation, trade, and handicraft center. There is an international airport nearby. The city has enterprises of the canning, flour and vegetable-oil milling, and woodworking industries. Carpets and pottery are made by hand. The city was founded in the 11th century.

Salé is divided into the old and new sections. The old section, laid out in the form of a quadrangle, stretching from the northwest to the southeast, is enclosed by walls with numerous gates, the oldest of which is the Bab Mrisa (1260). Also in the old section are the Great Mosque, dating from the 11th century (reconstructed in the 12th century), and the Madrasa Abou-el-Hassan, Madrasa Bu ‘Inaniya, and the zawiya (religious complex) Zawiyat an-Nussak, all dating from the 14th century. To the south and east of the old city are the blocks of the new city.


1. the exchange of goods, property, or services for an agreed sum of money or credit
2. the amount sold
3. the opportunity to sell; market
4. the rate of selling or being sold
a. an event at which goods are sold at reduced prices, usually to clear old stocks
b. (as modifier): sale bargains
6. an auction


1. a town in NW England, in Trafford unitary authority, Greater Manchester: a residential suburb of Manchester. Pop.: 55 234 (2001)
2. a city in SE Australia, in SE Victoria: centre of an agricultural region. Pop.: 12 854 (2001)
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Ong, the Supreme Court ruled that there was no legal basis for the issuance of the certificate of title and the CA correctly cancelled the same when the deed of absolute sale was completely simulated, void and without effect.
Q: Does Baldy have a better right given that he and Dibs Realty executed a Deed of Absolute Sale over one of the properties?
A: The transaction is actually one of equitable mortgage given the confluence of the following: (a) Philip remained in possession of the subject property and exercised acts of ownership over the said lot even after the purported absolute sale of lot; (b) He was allowed to till the land and enjoy the produce thereof even after the lot that sold to to Guy and Lily.
Asked for absolute sales figures, an Al Futtaim spokesman told Gulf News the company does not release those numbers.
No high correlations and only three modest correlations are displayed, namely between absolute growth in employees and absolute sales growth, between absolute growth in employees and employees growth rate, as well as between ROE and ROA.
Then there are absolute sales, where offers can begin at any amount and the property sells to the highest bidder, creating tremendous excitement in the crowd.
One of the results of rebuilding engineering locally was the EcoSport, a sport utility vehicle designed completely in Brazil and an absolute sales success.
The top-performing companies in terms of absolute sales growth further underscore the greater freedom that the likes of SABMiller, InBev and Reynolds America have had to grow top-line sales.
But analysts caution that absolute sales are still small - just 722,000 saloons last year --when compared with the giant US, European and Japanese markets.
Referring to retail sales, Barnard says he's forecasting a "respectable" albeit "unspectacular" holiday season in which retailers will improve on the absolute sales numbers of 1999 but won't quite match the rate of growth.
Davidsson, Kirchhoff, Hatemi-J, & Gustavsson, 2002; Davila, Foster, & Gupta, 2003; Wing & Yiu, 1996), absolute sales growth (e.