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squatting

 [skwaht´ing]
a position with the hips and knees flexed, the buttocks resting on the heels; sometimes adopted by a parturient woman at delivery or by a child with any of certain types of cardiac defects.

squatting

Pediatrics A position adopted by a child with cyanotic congenital heart disease, classically seen in Fallot's tetralogy, linked to acute hypoxia; squatting relieves exertion-induced dyspnea by ↓ right-to-left shunt and ↑ systemic vascular resistance and pulmonary blood flow. See Shunt.
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All of the abovementioned laws and regulations are sufficient to cater squatters' problem either on private or state land.
In case the squatters' crops fail and they are unable to raise the money to service the loan, they will have to contact the AFC to have their payments rescheduled.
'The proposal for the state government to set up a special task force to tackle squatter issues is an important issue at this time.
Investigations by the Sunday Nation have revealed that their main tool of operation is a court order restraining the land owner from evicting them.Once the squatters invade a piece of land and erect temporary structures, the court order they have secured restrains the genuine owner from entering, ejecting, interfering, disturbing, harassing, intimidating, removing them or disposing of the land.
Some of the squatters, who saw the seriousness in the Minister's warning, quickly moved out, however, the others, who considered the caution as one of the usual political orders, corked their ears and continued to 'grow' their families in the shanty area.
As a result, residents on the estate claimed last week no new homes have been built for months while the completed properties have become a magnet for squatters.
A former Anakpawis Party-list congressman, Hicap said fishermen living along the coast of Manila Bay will be severely affected by the plan to relocate squatter residents.
He said in Letlhakane some squatters were found to be from marginalised groups, saying after consultations with stakeholders, they were either regularised or allocated plots elsewhere.
The average cost for the council to remove a group of squatters, when proceeding with court action, is between PS1,500 and PS2,000.
In a statement on Saturday, Qassemi said the German police have moved the squatters who had illegally occupied the former Iranian embassy in Bonn since March 8.
He said this ruling prevented the squatters from establishing a settlement outpost they had named Etam that was eventually going to be included within Ifrat settlement boundaries.
While the Court did not brand the plaintiff and the defendant in Pitargue as squatters, strictly speaking, their entry into the disputed land was illegal.