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What is important in each case is to recognize that unless an examinee is satisfied that the undertaking will only be modified or varied by the court in exceptional circumstances, the undertaking will not achieve its intended purpose.
Ce qui importe dans chaque cas, c’est de reconnaître que l’engagement n’atteindra pas le but visé, sauf si la personne interrogée est convaincue que le tribunal ne le modifiera que dans des circonstances exceptionnelles.
© Cour suprême du Canada
© Supreme Court of Canada
For this purpose, we check mainly the novelty and inventiveness implied by the invention by means of a search in our databases.
Dans ce but, nous vérifions essentiellement la nouveauté et l’activité inventive impliquée par l’invention, à l’aide d’une recherche dans nos banques de données.
© P&TS 2003-2006
In that way, as much of the legislative purpose as possible may be realized."
On peut ainsi réaliser autant que possible l'objectif législatif.»
For the purpose of studying the phosphorescence produced near the regions of the red rays, I simply make use of a large metal box, without a cover, inverted over a small spirit lamp.
Lorsqu'il s'agit d'étudier la phosphorescence produite aux régions du rouge, je me sers simplement d'une large boite métallique, sans couvercle, renversée sur une petite lampe à alcool.
Le Bon, Gustave / The evolution of forcesLe Bon, Gustave / L'évolution des forces
L'évolution des forces
Le Bon, Gustave
© 1905, by Ernest Flammarion, Paris
The evolution of forces
Le Bon, Gustave
© Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., London, 1908
Any components in this residue which are identified as being impurities or additives are to be subtracted for the purpose of determining the degree of solution/extraction of the polymer itself.
Tous les constituants de ce résidu qui s'avèrent être des impuretés ou des additifs doivent être soustraits dans le but de déterminer le degré de dissolution - extraction du polymère lui-même.
Since the sole focus of question 2 is security of tenure, whatever other aspects of judicial independence those questions might touch on is irrelevant for the purpose of answering that question.
Comme la question 2 concerne uniquement l'inamovibilité, les autres aspects de l'indépendance de la magistrature auxquels ces questions pourraient toucher ne sont pas pertinents pour répondre à la question 2.
For that purpose, we recommend that you contact the local Treasury Sales Adviser.
Dans ce cas, l'idéal est de prendre contact avec votre Treasury Sales Advisor local.
© 2010 ING Belgium SA/NV
'putting into service' means the stage at which a device is ready for use on the Community market for the first time for its intended purpose.
«mise en service»: le stade auquel un dispositif est prêt à être utilisé pour la première fois sur le marché communautaire conformément à sa destination.
For this purpose they may inspect a representative percentage of holdings in order to verify whether the competent authorities monitor compliance with the provisions of this Directive.
Pour ce faire, ils peuvent vérifier par le contrôle d'un pourcentage représentatif d'exploitations si les autorités compétentes contrôlent le respect des dispositions de la présente directive.
COMMISSION DECISION of 25 May 1994 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Directive 90/425/EEC as regards the taking of samples for the purpose of veterinary inspections at the place of destination (94/338/EC)
DÉCISION DE LA COMMISSION du 25 mai 1994 fixant modalités d'application de la directive 90/425/CEE du Conseil en ce qui concerne le prélèvement d'échantillons en vue des contrôles vétérinaires au lieu de destination (94/338/CE)
For the purpose of the diagnostic procedures for the confirmation and differential diagnosis of avian influenza the following definition shall apply.
Aux fins des méthodes de diagnostic pour la confirmation et du diagnostic différentiel de l'influenza aviaire, on entend par:
Whatever he might choose to do could only be right and good; and they, his sons, were ready to do the same and help him at the very first call, without pausing to inquire into his purpose.
Vivant à son côté, ils ne lui posaient aucune question sur ses travaux, sur ses projets, trouvant que ce qu’il faisait ne pouvait être que juste et bon, prêts à le faire avec lui, sans examen, au moindre appel.
Zola, Emile / The Three Cities - ParisZola, Emile / Les Trois Villes - Paris
Les Trois Villes - Paris
Zola, Emile
The Three Cities - Paris
Zola, Emile
The purpose of the Copyright Act is and always has been to grant a monopoly.
La Loi sur le droit d'auteur a toujours eu pour but de créer un certain monopole.
But Therese, who found it answered her purpose to repeat twenty times a day that she was pardoned, redoubled her caresses, and would see nothing.
Mais Thérèse, qui trouvait son compte à se répéter vingt fois par jour qu'elle était pardonnée, redoubla de caresses, ne voulant rien deviner.
Zola, Emile / Therese RaquinZola, Emile / Therese Raquin
Therese Raquin
Zola, Emile
Therese Raquin
Zola, Emile
Rougon endeavoured to raise doubts by saying the villages were taking up arms in order to join the army of the insurgents, and not for the purpose of attacking the town.
Rougon voulut élever des doutes, dire que les villages prenaient les armes pour aller rejoindre l’armée des insurgés, et non pour venir attaquer la ville.
Zola, Emile / The Fortune of the RougonsZola, Emile / La Fortune des Rougon
La Fortune des Rougon
Zola, Emile
The Fortune of the Rougons
Zola, Emile
© 2006 BiblioBazaar

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Convention on the Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection
Convention sur le marquage des explosifs plastiques et en feuilles aux fins de détection

Word forms

purpose

verb
Basic forms
Pastpurposed
Imperativepurpose
Present Participle (Participle I)purposing
Past Participle (Participle II)purposed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I purposewe purpose
you purposeyou purpose
he/she/it purposesthey purpose
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am purposingwe are purposing
you are purposingyou are purposing
he/she/it is purposingthey are purposing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have purposedwe have purposed
you have purposedyou have purposed
he/she/it has purposedthey have purposed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been purposingwe have been purposing
you have been purposingyou have been purposing
he/she/it has been purposingthey have been purposing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I purposedwe purposed
you purposedyou purposed
he/she/it purposedthey purposed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was purposingwe were purposing
you were purposingyou were purposing
he/she/it was purposingthey were purposing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had purposedwe had purposed
you had purposedyou had purposed
he/she/it had purposedthey had purposed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been purposingwe had been purposing
you had been purposingyou had been purposing
he/she/it had been purposingthey had been purposing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will purposewe shall/will purpose
you will purposeyou will purpose
he/she/it will purposethey will purpose
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be purposingwe shall/will be purposing
you will be purposingyou will be purposing
he/she/it will be purposingthey will be purposing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have purposedwe shall/will have purposed
you will have purposedyou will have purposed
he/she/it will have purposedthey will have purposed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been purposingwe shall/will have been purposing
you will have been purposingyou will have been purposing
he/she/it will have been purposingthey will have been purposing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would purposewe should/would purpose
you would purposeyou would purpose
he/she/it would purposethey would purpose
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be purposingwe should/would be purposing
you would be purposingyou would be purposing
he/she/it would be purposingthey would be purposing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have purposedwe should/would have purposed
you would have purposedyou would have purposed
he/she/it would have purposedthey would have purposed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been purposingwe should/would have been purposing
you would have been purposingyou would have been purposing
he/she/it would have been purposingthey would have been purposing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am purposedwe are purposed
you are purposedyou are purposed
he/she/it is purposedthey are purposed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being purposedwe are being purposed
you are being purposedyou are being purposed
he/she/it is being purposedthey are being purposed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been purposedwe have been purposed
you have been purposedyou have been purposed
he/she/it has been purposedthey have been purposed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was purposedwe were purposed
you were purposedyou were purposed
he/she/it was purposedthey were purposed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being purposedwe were being purposed
you were being purposedyou were being purposed
he/she/it was being purposedthey were being purposed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been purposedwe had been purposed
you had been purposedyou had been purposed
he/she/it had been purposedthey had been purposed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be purposedwe shall/will be purposed
you will be purposedyou will be purposed
he/she/it will be purposedthey will be purposed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been purposedwe shall/will have been purposed
you will have been purposedyou will have been purposed
he/she/it will have been purposedthey will have been purposed

purpose

noun
SingularPlural
Common casepurposepurposes
Possessive casepurpose'spurposes'