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Present

present vt

1 : to lay before a court as an object of consideration [ a complaint] [ed a defense of insanity]
2 : to make a presentment of (an instrument)
pre·sen·ta·tion [prē-zen-tā-shən, pre-, -zən-]
n

pre·sent·er n

[pre-zənt] adj 1 : now existing [a undivided interest in the property] [a ability to pay]
2 : constituting the one actually involved or being considered [the case]
3 : being in attendance
: being in one place and not elsewhere [no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members "U.S. Constitution art. I"]



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