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1. Law the conclusion reached after a judicial inquiry; verdict
2. US the tools and equipment of an artisan



(Russian, nakhodka) in law, discovering an article lost by another person. Under Soviet civil law, the finder does not become the owner. He must immediately return the article to the person who lost it or hand it over to the militia or executive committee of the rural soviet of working people’s deputies. If an article has been found in an institution, enterprise, or transport vehicle, the finder must turn it over to the administration of the corresponding organization. If the owner is not located within two weeks, the administration turns the found article over to the militia or rural soviet, which keeps the found article for six months. If the owner is not discovered during this period, the property becomes state property. A person who has returned or turned over a found article has no right to a reward, but he may demand compensation for expenditures connected with keeping and turning over found articles.

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Sharing profits and losses exposes alliances to a finding that the alliance is a joint venture.
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Despite the range of treatments available, chronic pain sufferers still have difficulty finding health care professionals who can effectively treat their pain.
2003) reports several findings from research on students' satisfaction in web-based learning environments.
The major finding was that the majority of students expected significant improvements in income, career prospects, social prestige, and marriage prospects regardless of the path they intended to pursue after completing school.
The common sense approach of typing in the most likely URL often may prove to be the quickest and most efficient way, but it leaves little room for serendipity and the joy of finding something unexpected and unlooked for.
The result is that in a group of people with signs or symptoms, the probability of a true finding of actual disease is much higher, while the probability of a finding of something harmless that is mistaken for disease is much lower.
However, Darling-Hammond, as she so often does, overlooks this central finding.
To avoid having a court make a finding like that, an officer should specifically set forth in his affidavit those facts which in the officer's training and experience lead him to conclude that further evidence will be found in the suspect's home.