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Definition of Integration Or Organisation Test

One of a number of tests developed by the courts to test the employee’s status.

Meaning of Test

The following is an old definition of Test [1]: When the identity of anything is once established, other things, as to which there is doubt, may be compared with it as the test or standard, to ascertain whether they belong to the same class or not. Thus, to permit a signature to be shown to the jury as a test-paper its genuineness must first be directly proved. See Handwriting. Test Act. Statute of 25 Geo. II (1752), c. 2, enacting that all persons holding office, receiving pay from or holding a place of trust under the crown, should take the oath of allegiance and supremacy, subscribe a declaration against transubstantiation, and receive the sacrament, according to the nsage of the Church of England, within six months after appointment. Repealed by 9 Geo. IT (1829), c. 17, as to receiving the sacrament, and a new declaration substituted. The English Test Acts related to matters of opinion, most of them to religious opinions. The meaning at- itached to the word “test ” in our constitutions was derived from these acts. See Ballot; Religion. Test oath. An oath of loyalty toward tthe existing government. In England and France, test oaths have been limited to an afftrmation of present belief or disinterestedness toward the government, with no reference to past conduct. . . The clauses in the constitution of Missouri which require clergymen, before they may exercise their profession, to take an oath that they have not committed designated acts, some of which at the time were innocent in themselves, constitute a bill of attainder, and an ex post facto law, forbidden by the Federal Constitution.


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  1. Concept of Test provided by the Anderson Dictionary of Law (1889) (Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims and an Exposition of the Principles of Law: Comprising a Dictionary and Compendium of American and English Jurisprudence; William C. Anderson; T. H. Flood and Company, Law Publishers, Chicago, United States)

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  • Article Name: Test
  • Author: B. Hepple
  • Description: Definition of Integration Or Organisation Test One of a number of tests developed by the courts to test the employee's [...]

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