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absorb vt

1 : to make (a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution) applicable to the states
2 a : to bear or assume the burden of [expenses were ed by the company]
b : to lessen the tax liability for [has other losses to the income "D. Q. Posin"]

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

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