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Abbrev. for spherical aberration.



(Sturmabteilung; known in English as Storm Troopers), a paramilitary unit of the National Socialist Party in Germany from 1921 to 1945. The SA was an instrument of terror used against opponents of fascism.

After the fascists seized power in Germany in 1933, the SA was turned into an auxiliary police force; members of the organization were used as guards in the Nazi concentration camps and were responsible for some types of military and paramilitary training. In early 1934 there were more than 3 million members of the SA, mostly from petit bourgeois strata. On June 30, 1934, the fascist leadership, taking advantage of unrest within the SA caused by the failure to fulfill the promises made by the Nazi leaders to the petite bourgeoisie, liquidated the discontented members; those killed included E. Röhm and other leaders of the SA who tried to use the discontent of the rank and file to strengthen their own position. After the events of June 30, the SS (Schutzstaffel), which until then had been subordinate to the command of the SA, became a separate organization. The SA was outlawed after the defeat of German fascism in 1945.




The country code for Saudi Arabia.


(1) (Security Association) The establishment of a secure transmission session. It includes authentication and the negotiation of the method of encryption as well as the exchange of secret keys. See IKE.

(2) See selective availability and situation awareness.
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En consecuencia, la sociedad anonima nacional esta sujeta a detalladas regulaciones--tanto en su marco externo, como tambien en su propia vida interna--, cuyos aspectos tecnicos, financieros, comerciales o contables, asi como el quantum y el modo de su actividad, estan tambien sometidos a normas y directrices especiales que la administracion concedente dicta para ella.
Lega en favor del Senor Ruben Fuentes Colin la cantidad de setecientos mil dolares y las acciones que correspondan al testador de la Empresa denominada INMOBILIARIA VILLALOMAS, SOCIEDAD ANONIMA DE CAPITAL VARIABLE y en favor del senor Licenciado Julio Barba Hurtado la cantidad de setecientos mil dolares.

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