engaged in or about


engaged in or about
A phrase used in workmen's compensation statutes to emphasize the necessity for a causal relationship between the employment and a compensable injury. 58 Am J1st Workm Comp § 209.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Engaged (play) — Engaged is a three act farcical comedy by W. S. Gilbert. It premiered at the Haymarket Theatre on October 3 1877, the same year as The Sorcerer , one of Gilbert s comic operas written with Arthur Sullivan, which was soon followed by the… …   Wikipedia

  • About — A*bout , prep. [OE. aboute, abouten, abuten; AS. [=a]butan, onbutan; on + butan, which is from be by + utan outward, from ut out. See {But}, {Out}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Around; all round; on every side of. Look about you. Shak. Bind them about thy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engaged */*/ — UK [ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd] / US adjective 1) formal involved in doing something engaged in: Her team knew they were engaged in work of great importance. 2) if two people are engaged, they have formally agreed to get married How long have you been engaged?… …   English dictionary

  • engaged — en|gaged [ ın geıdʒd ] adjective ** 1. ) FORMAL involved in doing something a ) be otherwise engaged to be unable to do something because you have already arranged to do something else 2. ) if two people are engaged, they have formally agreed to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • engaged*/ — [ɪnˈgeɪdʒd] adj 1) if two people are engaged, they have formally agreed to get married She s engaged to someone she met at work.[/ex] We got engaged about this time last year.[/ex] 2) if something is engaged, you cannot use it now because someone …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • about — /euh bowt /, prep. 1. of; concerning; in regard to: instructions about the work; a book about the Civil War. 2. connected or associated with: There was an air of mystery about him. 3. near; close to: a man about my height; about six o clock. 4.… …   Universalium

  • about — a•bout [[t]əˈbaʊt[/t]] prep. 1) concerning; on the subject of; in regard to: a book about the Civil War[/ex] 2) connected or associated with: an air of mystery about him[/ex] 3) near; close to: about my height; about six o clock[/ex] 4) in or… …   From formal English to slang

  • about — /əˈbaʊt / (say uh bowt) preposition 1. of; concerning; in regard to: to talk about secrets. 2. connected with: instructions about the work. 3. somewhere near or in: she is about the house. 4. near; close to: about my height. 5. on every side of;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • about — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English abūtan, from 1a + būtan outside more at but Date: before 12th century 1. a. reasonably close to < about a year ago > b. almost < about starved > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • engaged — en gaged || dÊ’d adj. betrothed; busy (about a telephone line); occupied, involved en·gage || ɪn geɪdÊ’ v. keep busy, occupy; employ; attract; commit, bind (to fulfill an obligation); enter into a fight …   English contemporary dictionary


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