source
source n
1: a point of origin
the source of the conflict
2: one that supplies information
held the reporter in contempt for refusing to reveal her source

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

source
I noun ancestry, authority, basis, beginning, caput, cause, cradle, derivation, fons, font, foundation, fount, fountain, fountainhead, generator, genesis, germ, headspring, incunabula, informant, inspiration, lineage, motive, origin, original, origination, origo, parent, parentage, place, provenance, provenience, root, spring, springhead, stem, well, wellhead, wellspring associated concepts: source of income, source of information II index authority (power), basis, cause (reason), citation (attribution), connotation III index derivation IV index determinant, documentation, embryo, genesis, inception, informant, informer (a person who provides information), onset (commencement), origination, parentage, progenitor, prototype, reason (basis), reference (citation), resource, spy, start

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


source
n.
Origin; the place or person from which something comes; the person or thing that starts something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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