take vb took, tak·en, tak·ing
1 a: to obtain control, custody, or possession of often by assertive or intentional means
b: to seize or interfere with the use of (property) by governmental authority; specif: to acquire title to for public use by eminent domain
2 a: to undertake the duties of
take office
b: to bind oneself by
3: to get in writing
4 a: to accept the tender of (as a promise)
b: to accept (as an oath, affidavit, or deposition) in a legal capacity (as by administering or witnessing)
5 a: to set in motion
take an appeal
b: to claim or exercise as an option or right
take depreciation
6: to put or set forth
take an exception
vi: to obtain ownership or possession of property
take free of a security interest; specif: to receive the title to an estate
take the Fifth: to exercise the privilege against self-incrimination based on the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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

I (acquire) verb adopt, attach, carry, derive, endure, excise, gain, get, impound, impress, obtain, preempt, procure, profit, reap, secure, sequester associated concepts: take effect, take over II (deceive) verb betray, cheat, cozen, defraud, dupe, fool, gull, lead astray, mislead, victimize III (seize) verb apprehend, appropriate, arrogate, capture, confiscate, embeiizle, extort, grab, hijack, impound, loot, pilfer, plunder, purloin, usurp associated concepts: burglaiy, grand larceny, grand theft, larceny, take a case from the jury, trespassing IV (understand) verb adopt, catch on, estimate, get the meaning of, grasp the meaning, hold as, set down as account as, take for, view as V index acquire (secure), adopt, apprehend (airest), appropriate, attach (seize), carry (transport), derive (receive), despoil, endure (suffer), excise (levy a tax), gain, hijack, impound, impress (procure by force), inherit, loot, obtain, partake, pilfer, plunder, preempt, procure, profit, purloin, reap, receive (acquire), seize (apprehend), seize (confiscate), sequester (seize property), spoils, transport, trust, usurp

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To grasp or lay hold of something; to seize a person or thing; to steal something; to assume ownership of something; to receive title to property.

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

To gain or obtain possession. For example, when beneficiary is named in a will to receive a gift, that person takes the gift under the will. In criminal law, stealing is an unlawful taking.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate, getting title to real property or stealing an object.

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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