cf.
abbr. Compare. In legal citation, a direction to the reader to review a cited authority in which an explanatory or an analogous (but supportive) proposition might be found.
@ but cf.
but cf. In legal citation, a direction to the reader to review a cited authority in which a analogous (but contradictory) proposition might be found.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


cf.
An abbreviation for the Latin word confer, meaning "compare."

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


cf.
An abbreviation for the Latin word confer, meaning "compare."

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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