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pledge

(plej) a solemn statement of intention.
Nightingale pledge  a statement of principles for the nursing profession, formulated by a committee in 1893 and subscribed to by student nurses at the time of the capping ceremonies.
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The QCSD Rules of Dealing set out, among other things, the applicable regulations pertaining to the types of accounts which may be operated and the procedures in connection with the pledging of securities.
5 million Syrian people, who are either internally displaced or refugees in five neighboring countries - Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon - pledging USD 506 million.
Using data from a three-year longitudinal follow-up, adjusted to eliminate these differences, analysts found that pledging was associated with postponement of sexual initiation; they estimated that among youth with characteristics that indicate an inclination to pledge, 42% of those who do not pledge will initiate intercourse within a three-year period, compared with 34% of those who pledge.