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B

The second letter of the English alphabet : is used to denote the second of a series of pages, notes, etc.; the subsequent letters, the third and following numbers.

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B C

An abbreviation for “before Christ.” “bail court,” “bankruptcy cases,” and “British Columbia.”

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B CHANNEL

A channel for second quality goods to be sold. Some of the goods were simply returned.

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B E

An abbreviation for “Baron of the Court of Exchequer.”

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B F

An abbreviation for ‘bonum factum, a good or proper act, deed, or decree; signifies “approved.”

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B O W Y E R S

Manufacturers of tiows and shafts. An ancient company of the city of London.

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B R

An abbreviation for Bancus Regis, (King’s Bench,) or Bancus Regince, (Queen’s Bench.) It is frequently found in the old books as a designation of that court. In more recent usage, the initial letters of the English names are ordinarily employed, i. e., K. B. or Q. B.

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B S

Bancus Superior, that is, upper bench.

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BABY ACT

plea of infancy, interposed for the purpose of defeating an action upon a contract made while the person was a minor, is vulgarly called “pleading the baby act.” By extension, the term is applied to a plea of the statute of limitations.

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BABY ACT

This term applies to a plea in a contract dispute where the action of the opposing party isn’t valid as the defendant was a minor.

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BABY BOND

A BOND with a small FACE VALUE denomination (e.g., $1000) that is targeted specifically at retail investors.

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BABY BOOMER AGE WAVE THEORY

The idea that spending peaks at age 50. This will occur between 2008 and 2012. These are the years that baby boomers will become 50.

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BABY BOOMERS

A person born between 1945 and the late 1960s. This was big population growth period. These people had different spending needs.

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BACCALAUREATE BOND

When college funds are put away in a zerocoupon bond.

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BACHELERIA

In old records. Commonalty or yeomanry, in contradistinction to baronage.

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BACHELOR

The holder of the first or lowest degree conferred by a college or university, e. g., a bachelor of arts, bachelor of law, etc. A kind of inferior knight; an esquire. A man who has never been married.

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BACHELOR OF LAW

the degree that is conferred upon graduation from a college of law and is abbreviated to L.L.B.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

A degree a student gets after at least 3 years of schooling. It is commonly gotten in computers, engineering, and business.

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BACHELOR’S DEGREE

A degree a student gets after 8 semesters or 120 credit hours. It is undergraduate work and can be in any major. There are bachelors of science, art, and fine arts. This is done to increase career opportunities. AKA baccalaureate.

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BACK LANDS

A term of no very definite import, but generally signifying lands lying back from (not contiguous to) a highway or a watercourse. See Ryerss v. Wheeler, 22 Wend. (N. Y.) 150.

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