Begin a journey.
- Drivers are being advised to check road conditions with the Highways Agency before setting off on journeys.
- The notion that one can set off on a journey and arrive at the promised time is regarded as a joke.
- About half an hour after setting off a blizzard descended, I couldn't see five yards in front of me.
1An item or amount that is or may be set off against another in the settlement of accounts.
- Yesterday, he gave a speech to the Economic Club of Washington, in which he said he was ‘open’ to across-the-board budget cuts, and also endorsed finding set-offs to balance hurricane relief spending.
- Depending upon the circumstances, they could constitute counterbalancing set-offs of credit and debit amounts.
1.1 Law A counterbalancing debt pleaded by the defendant in an action to recover money due.
- If that is right, then the defendants are entitled to rely on their counterclaim as a set-off.
- Therefore, I find that the defendants have not proven any amount by way of a set-off or counterclaim.
- A bond is treated as the equivalent of a bill of exchange or a letter of credit, so that it follows that normally a set-off or counterclaim will not be enough to prevent judgment being given.
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