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Frame

frame vt

framed
framĀ·ing
1 : to formulate the contents of and draw up (as a document) [in the two hundred years since our Constitution was framed "W. J. Brennan, Jr."]
2 : to contrive the evidence against (as an innocent person) so that a verdict of guilty is assured


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.