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legalise (Also legalised, legalises, legalising) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to legalise

true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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islamic_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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accession

  • noun a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    • the art collection grew through accession
  • noun (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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brief

  • noun a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
    legal brief.
  • noun a condensed written summary or abstract

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legalization

  • noun the act of making lawful
    legitimation; legalisation.

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bequeath

  • verb leave or give by will after one's death
    will; leave.
    • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry
    • My grandfather left me his entire estate

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case_law

  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    common law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; precedent.

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legal

  • adjective established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  • adjective of or relating to jurisprudence
    • legal loophole

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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bear_up

  • verb endure cheerfully
    • She bore up under the enormous strain

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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compact

  • noun a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
    powder compact.
  • noun a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
    covenant; concordat.

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securities_law

  • noun the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities

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title

  • noun a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
    statute title; rubric.
    • Title 8 provided federal help for schools
  • noun the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
    • he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title
    • he refused to give titles to his paintings
    • I can never remember movie titles

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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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court-martial

  • noun a military court to try members of the armed services who are accused of serious breaches of martial law
  • noun a trial that is conducted by a military court

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brook

  • noun a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
    creek.
    • the creek dried up every summer
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; support; put up; tolerate; bear; abide; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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bench

  • noun a long seat for more than one person
  • noun a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
    terrace.

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force_out

  • noun a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
    force play; force-out; force.
    • the shortstop got the runner at second on a force
  • verb force to leave (an office)
    depose.

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brainstorming

  • noun a group problem-solving technique in which members spontaneously share ideas and solutions
    • we had an intense brainstorming session today
  • verb try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it
    brainstorm.

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congee

  • noun a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
    jook.
  • noun (architecture) a concave molding
    conge.

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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include

  • verb have as a part, be made up out of
    • The list includes the names of many famous writers
  • verb consider as part of something
    • I include you in the list of culprits

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mosaic_law

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Law of Moses.

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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legitimation

  • noun the act of rendering a person legitimate
    • he has filial rights because he obtained letters of legitimation from the king
    • his parents' subsequent marriage resulted in his legitimation
  • noun the act of making lawful
    legalization; legalisation.

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put_up

  • verb place so as to be noticed
    post.
    • post a sign
    • post a warning at the dump
  • verb mount or put up
    provide; offer.
    • put up a good fight
    • offer resistance

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stick_out

  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  • verb be highly noticeable
    jump; jump out; leap out; stand out.

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vindicate

  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    justify.
    • vindicate a claim
  • verb maintain, uphold, or defend
    • vindicate the rights of the citizens

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legalise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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legitimize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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formalize

  • verb make formal or official
    formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title
  • verb declare or make legally valid
    validate; formalise.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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legitimate

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized
  • verb show or affirm to be just and legitimate

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decide

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; adjudicate.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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mandate

  • noun a document giving an official instruction or command
    authorisation; authorization.
  • noun a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
    mandatory.

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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summons

  • noun a request to be present
    bidding.
    • they came at his bidding
  • noun an order to appear in person at a given place and time

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induct

  • verb place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
    invest; seat.
    • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy
  • verb accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
    initiate.
    • African men are initiated when they reach puberty

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legitimatize

  • verb make legal
    decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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intromit

  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    admit; let in; allow in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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jurist

  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    legal expert.
  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    judge; justice.

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integrating

  • noun the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community
    desegregation; integration.
  • verb make into a whole or make part of a whole
    integrate; incorporate.
    • She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal

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martial

  • adjective satellite (of persons) befitting a warrior
    soldierlike; warriorlike; soldierly.
    • a military bearing
  • noun Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)

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jurisprudence

  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    legal philosophy; law.
  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    law.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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legalisation

  • noun the act of making lawful
    legitimation; legalization.

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adjust

  • verb alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    set; correct.
    • Adjust the clock, please
    • correct the alignment of the front wheels
  • verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
    line up; align; aline.
    • align the car with the curb
    • align the sheets of paper on the table

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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chase

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; pursuit.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Salmon P. Chase.

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traverse

  • noun a horizontal beam that extends across something
    crosspiece; crossbeam; trave.
  • noun a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
    transom.

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legalize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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military_law

  • noun the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel

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dealing

  • noun method or manner of conduct in relation to others
    • honest dealing
  • noun the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
    transaction; dealings.
    • no transactions are possible without him
    • he has always been honest is his dealings with me

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monetise

  • verb give legal value to or establish as the legal tender of a country
    monetize.
    • They monetized the lira

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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shariah_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    sharia; Islamic law; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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monetisation

  • noun establishing something (e.g. gold or silver) as the legal tender of a country
    monetization.

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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manifest

  • noun a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
  • verb provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
    attest; certify; demonstrate; evidence.
    • His high fever attested to his illness
    • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
    • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

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international_law

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    law of nations.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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decriminalize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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decree

  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; order; rescript.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
  • verb issue a decree
    • The King only can decree

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suffer

  • verb undergo or be subjected to
    endure.
    • He suffered the penalty
    • Many saints suffered martyrdom
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    sustain; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

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proceeding

  • noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    legal proceeding; proceedings.
  • verb continue talking
    carry on; continue; proceed; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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ecclesiastical

  • adjective of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
    ecclesiastic.
    • ecclesiastic history

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take_lying_down

  • verb suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively
    • I won't take this insult lying down

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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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o.k.

  • noun an endorsement
    okey; OK; okay; okeh.
    • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead
  • verb give sanction to
    okay; approve; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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abide

  • verb dwell
    bide; stay.
    • You can stay with me while you are in town
    • stay a bit longer--the day is still young
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; tolerate; bear; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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access

  • noun the right to enter
    admission; entree; accession; admittance.
  • noun the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

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favor

  • noun an act of gracious kindness
    favour.
  • noun an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    favour.
    • the outcome was in his favor

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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endorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; indorse; back.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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appeal

  • noun earnest or urgent request
    entreaty; prayer.
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    charm; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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ruling

  • noun the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
    opinion.
  • verb exercise authority over; as of nations
    rule; govern.
    • Who is governing the country now?

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civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

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accord

  • noun harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    agreement.
    • the two parties were in agreement
  • noun concurrence of opinion
    conformity; accordance.
    • we are in accord with your proposal

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mercantile

  • adjective of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • mercantile theories
    • mercantile system
  • adjective satellite profit oriented
    moneymaking; mercenary.
    • a commercial book
    • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan
    • a mercenary enterprise
    • a moneymaking business

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exchange

  • noun chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • noun a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    • they had a bitter exchange

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legitimacy

  • noun lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law
  • noun undisputed credibility
    genuineness; authenticity.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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sit_out

  • verb not participate in (an activity, such as a dance or a sports event)
    • He sat out the game
  • verb endure to the end

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split_up

  • noun an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    stock split; split.
    • they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock
  • verb get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
    divorce.
    • The couple divorced after only 6 months

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attending

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attention.
  • noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
    attendance.

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countenance

  • noun the appearance conveyed by a person's face
    visage.
    • a pleasant countenance
    • a stern visage
  • noun formal and explicit approval
    sanction; indorsement; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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struggle

  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    battle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; conflict.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

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licence

  • noun excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
    license.
    • when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant
    • the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke
  • noun freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
    license.

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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legalize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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understanding

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; discernment.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    agreement.
    • they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • there was an understanding between management and the workers

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mercantile_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

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allow_in

  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    intromit; admit; let in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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common_law

  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    case law; precedent.
  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    case law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States

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readmit

  • verb admit anew
    • The refugee was readmitted into his home country
  • verb admit again or anew
    • After paying a penalty, the player was readmitted

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license

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; permit.
  • noun freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
    licence.

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joke

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; jest.

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connive

  • verb encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue.

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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agree

  • verb be in accord; be in agreement
    hold; concur; concord.
    • We agreed on the terms of the settlement
    • I can't agree with you!
    • I hold with those who say life is sacred
    • Both philosophers concord on this point
  • verb consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
    • She agreed to all my conditions
    • He agreed to leave her alone

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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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admit

  • verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    acknowledge.
    • He admitted his errors
    • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    intromit; let in; allow in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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decriminalise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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swallow

  • noun a small amount of liquid food
    sup.
    • a sup of ale
  • noun the act of swallowing
    drink; deglutition.
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

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approve

  • verb give sanction to
    O.K.; okay; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies
  • verb judge to be right or commendable; think well of

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assign

  • verb give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    depute; delegate; designate.
  • verb give out
    portion; allot.
    • We were assigned new uniforms

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evict

  • verb expel or eject without recourse to legal process
    • The landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the pipes every morning at 3 a.m.
  • verb expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process
    force out.
    • The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months

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allowance

  • noun an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
    • travel allowance
    • my weekly allowance of two eggs
    • a child's allowance should not be too generous
  • noun a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

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authorize

  • verb grant authorization or clearance for
    clear; authorise; pass.
    • Clear the manuscript for publication
    • The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography
  • verb give or delegate power or authority to
    empower; authorise.
    • She authorized her assistant to sign the papers

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stand_for

  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; represent.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb denote or connote
    signify; intend; mean.
    • `maison' means `house' in French
    • An example sentence would show what this word means

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plea

  • noun a humble request for help from someone in authority
    supplication.
  • noun (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)

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martial_law

  • noun the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

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civil

  • adjective satellite applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
    • civil authorities
  • adjective not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
    polite.
    • even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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into

To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.

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legalise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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sanction

  • noun formal and explicit approval
    indorsement; countenance; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement
  • noun a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

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vote

  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    voting; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • noun the opinion of a group as determined by voting
    • they put the question to a vote

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conge

  • noun (architecture) a concave molding
    congee.
  • noun formal permission to depart
    congee.
    • he gave me his conge

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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monetization

  • noun establishing something (e.g. gold or silver) as the legal tender of a country
    monetisation.

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interchange

  • noun a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
  • noun mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
    reciprocation; give-and-take.

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proceed

  • verb continue talking
    carry on; continue; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room
  • verb move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    go forward; continue.
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now

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certificate

  • noun a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    credential; credentials; certification.
  • noun a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends
    security.
    • he held several valuable securities

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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divorce

  • noun the legal dissolution of a marriage
    divorcement.
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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certify

  • verb provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
    attest; demonstrate; evidence; manifest.
    • His high fever attested to his illness
    • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
    • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness
  • verb guarantee payment on; of checks

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illegalise

  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; outlaw; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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live_with

  • verb tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    swallow; accept.
    • I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
    • I swallowed the insult
    • She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies

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tax_law

  • noun the body of laws governing taxation

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commission

  • noun a special group delegated to consider some matter
    committee.
    • a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  • noun a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
    • he works on commission

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live

  • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    dwell; inhabit; populate.
    • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
    • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
    • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
    • deer are populating the woods
  • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
    • we had to live frugally after the war

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draft

  • noun a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
    order of payment; bill of exchange.
  • noun a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
    draught.

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suit

  • noun a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color
    suit of clothes.
    • they buried him in his best suit
  • noun a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
    case; cause; causa; lawsuit.
    • the family brought suit against the landlord

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privilege

  • noun a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
  • noun a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
    exclusive right; prerogative; perquisite.
    • suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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law_of_the_land

  • noun a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process
    • the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'

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stomach

  • noun an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
    tummy; tum; breadbasket.
  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; abdomen; belly.

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take_into_account

  • verb allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
    allow.
    • I allow for this possibility
    • The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash

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monetize

  • verb give legal value to or establish as the legal tender of a country
    monetise.
    • They monetized the lira

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tax

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    revenue enhancement; taxation.
  • verb levy a tax on
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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indenture

  • noun a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
    indentation.
  • noun formal agreement between the issuer of bonds and the bondholders as to terms of the debt

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dealings

  • noun social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')
    traffic.
  • noun mutual dealings or connections or communications among persons or groups
    relations.

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hear

  • verb perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; discover; see; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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tolerate

  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; bear; abide; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
  • verb recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
    • We must tolerate the religions of others

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hold_still_for

  • verb tolerate or bear
    stand for.
    • I won't stand for this kind of behavior!

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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probate

  • noun a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate
    probate will.
  • noun the act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements

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shariah

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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indorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    plunk for; support; plump for; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; back; endorse.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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ecclesiastical_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    canon law.

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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bill

  • noun a statute in draft before it becomes law
    measure.
    • they held a public hearing on the bill
  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; invoice.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe

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legitimise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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bargain

  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    deal.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals
  • noun an advantageous purchase
    buy; steal.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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will

  • noun the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    volition.
    • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
  • noun a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • where there's a will there's a way

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endure

  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; tolerate; bear; abide; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; weather; brave.
    • She braved the elements

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law_of_nations

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    international law.

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declare

  • verb state emphatically and authoritatively
    • He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    announce.
    • The President declared war

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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deciding

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    decision making.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making
  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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gathering

  • noun a group of persons together in one place
    assemblage.
  • noun the social act of assembling
    assembly; assemblage.
    • they demanded the right of assembly

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stampede

  • noun a headlong rush of people on a common impulse
    • when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits
  • noun a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

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administrative_law

  • noun the body of rules and regulations and orders and decisions created by administrative agencies of government

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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devise

  • noun a will disposing of real property
  • noun (law) a gift of real property by will

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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canon

  • noun a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    • the neoclassical canon
    • canons of polite society
  • noun a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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accept

  • verb consider or hold as true
    • I cannot accept the dogma of this church
    • accept an argument
  • verb receive willingly something given or offered
    have; take.
    • The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
    • I won't have this dog in my house!
    • Please accept my present

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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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formalise

  • verb make formal or official
    formalize.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title
  • verb declare or make legally valid
    formalize; validate.

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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rally

  • noun a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
    mass meeting.
  • noun the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    rallying.
    • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

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illegal

  • adjective prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
    • an illegal chess move

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legislate

  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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approbate

  • verb approve or sanction officially
  • verb accept (documents) as valid

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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adjudicate

  • verb put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
    judge; try.
    • The football star was tried for the murder of his wife
    • The judge tried both father and son in separate trials
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; decide.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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pay

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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authorise

  • verb give or delegate power or authority to
    authorize; empower.
    • She authorized her assistant to sign the papers
  • verb grant authorization or clearance for
    authorize; clear; pass.
    • Clear the manuscript for publication
    • The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography

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take_a_joke

  • verb listen to a joke at one's own expense
    • Can't you take a joke?

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law_of_moses

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Mosaic law.

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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legitimatise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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finding

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    determination.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the decision of a court on issues of fact or law

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conflict

  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; struggle.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
  • noun opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
    • he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

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covenant

  • noun a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
    compact; concordat.
  • noun (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return

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okay

  • noun an endorsement
    okey; OK; O.K.; okeh.
    • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead
  • verb give sanction to
    O.K.; approve; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies

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permit

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; license.
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    license; permission.

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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resign

  • verb leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
    vacate; give up; renounce.
    • She vacated the position when she got pregnant
    • The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds
  • verb give up or retire from a position
    step down; quit; leave office.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal

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repatriate

  • noun a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored
  • verb send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees

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statutory

  • adjective relating to or created by statutes
    • statutory matters
    • statutory law
  • adjective satellite prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute
    • statutory restrictions
    • a statutory age limit
    • statutory crimes
    • statutory rape

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visa

  • noun an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
  • verb provide (a passport) with a visa

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commercial_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; law merchant.

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plea-bargain

  • verb agree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge
    • If he plea-bargains, he will be sent to a medium-security prison for 8 years

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validate

  • verb declare or make legally valid
    formalize; formalise.
  • verb prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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canon_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    ecclesiastical law.

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give_up

  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; waive; forgo.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property
  • verb give up with the intent of never claiming again
    abandon.
    • Abandon your life to God
    • She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti
    • We gave the drowning victim up for dead

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relinquish

  • verb part with a possession or right
    release; give up; free; resign.
    • I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
    • resign a claim to the throne
  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    foreswear; forego; waive; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas

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deny

  • verb declare untrue; contradict
    • He denied the allegations
    • She denied that she had taken money
  • verb refuse to accept or believe
    • He denied his fatal illness

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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furlough

  • noun a temporary leave of absence from military duty
  • verb dismiss, usually for economic reasons
    lay off.
    • She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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sharia

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; Islamic law; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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proceedings

  • noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    legal proceeding; proceeding.
  • noun a written account of what transpired at a meeting
    minutes; transactions.

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subpoena

  • noun a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court
    subpoena ad testificandum.
  • verb serve or summon with a subpoena
    • The witness and her records were subpoenaed

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allow

  • verb make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    let; permit.
    • This permits the water to rush in
    • This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement
    • This will permit the rain to run off
  • verb consent to, give permission
    countenance; let; permit.
    • She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband
    • I won't let the police search her basement
    • I cannot allow you to see your exam

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let_in

  • verb allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
    admit; include.
    • admit someone to the profession
    • She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar
  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    intromit; admit; allow in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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lying

  • noun the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
    prevarication; fabrication.
  • verb be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
    lie.

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justify

  • verb show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    warrant.
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate.
    • vindicate a claim

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