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sham

(sham)
1. a hoax; a fraudulent imitation.
2. not genuine; fraudulent; marked by falseness.
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Mr Vine said: "Many register offices refer few, if any, cases of suspected sham marriage to the Home Office, despite the fact that they have a statutory duty to do so.
He under "Gjyl" writes: "Gjyl, to first conquest equiponderant Rahyl, is name a neighborhood in Tabriz and the name of the cemetery is that to name of the neighborhood read and the tomb of Shams Tabrizi is against Alrhmh in cemetery (Tabrizi, 1357, 3: 1776).
At study's end, there were no differences between the acupuncture and sham control groups in blood pressure, serum lipids, insulin resistance, C-reactive protein, salivary cortisol, paroxysmal atrial tachyarrhythmia, or psychosocial variables, she noted.
The possible early warning signs of sham peer review, as discussed below, do not represent an all-inclusive list, and the word possible is used because these warning signs do not necessarily mean sham peer review is imminent.
It is also clear that the system must recognise and respect the parties' human rights, however, it must also provide the checks and balances necessary to act as an effective deterrent to those who intend to participate in a sham marriage.
In my respectful opinion, the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to tax the sham as opposed to the real underlying situation, while understandable in the circumstances, was both undesirable and inconsistent with existing jurisprudence.
Sham Singh served as the president of the committee for more than five years.
The shams shown here are part of complete sheet sets: brunello (complete set- $899), Ginepro Flanged sham (complete set- $899), Imperatice sham (complete set- $799.
1976), the Supreme Court once again ruled on economic substance, sham transaction and business purpose.
The right forearms of 19 of the volunteers were then heated by an instrument containing a sham magnet that they had been told was a pain-relieving device.
Pointing out that a sham transaction can be ignored for tax purposes as discussed in Hunt (938 F2d 466,471 (4th Cir.
Sham Stakes: Santa Anita features a stakes doubleheader today, as 11 3-year-olds with Santa Anita and Kentucky Derby aspirations attempt to stretch out to 1 1/8 miles in the $100,000 Sham Stakes.