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boundaries

(bown'dăr-ēz),
In psychiatry and psychology, various guidelines that define the role of the mental health professional and the setting and scope of the therapeutic interaction to provide a sage therapeutic environment clearly differentiated from that of a social environment. This will facilitate optimal therapeutic benefit to the patient and limit any personal gratification to the therapist save that derived from the therapeutic work itself.

boun·da·ries

(bown'dăr-ēz)
The limits of one's personal space, including physical, psychosocial, and interpersonal domains.
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He had hurried back to the house, followed within a few minutes by the police sergeant, who arrived at the scene of the crime a little after twelve o'clock, after taking prompt steps to warn the county authorities that something serious was afoot.
In the March primary, nearly 10 percent of polling-place workers were county employees.
County of the hallowed outhouse upholstered in wooly carpet,
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We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape the landscape of Nassau County government and provide a more habitable work environment for county employees," said Sheldon Cohen, head of Nassau County's real estate planning and development office.
The symbols of the national government--the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court Building--come immediately to mind, and on a smaller scale every state had its elaborate capitol building and every county its court house.
Jones' death, which is still under internal investigation by the Prince George's County Police Department, sparked a minor furor at Howard University.
The number of jobs in the average retirement-destination county increased 34 percent during 1979-89, three times the 11 percent growth in the average nonmetro county (Cook & Mizer, 1994).
In America's political shorthand, the county's name has become a code phrase to describe a don't-mess-in-my-wallet mindset that admirers style libertarian, but sentinels of government deride as self-centered (as in, "How Orange County of you," said with a sneer).
Richmond County on I-20 at the Augusta Welcome Center
The reason this is important is the people of the county are entitled to have one person they elect to hold accountable for the performance of the county,'' Yaroslavsky said.