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: to give approval of or permission for: as
a : to grant fulfillment of [ed her petition for relief]
b : to decide in favor of [ a deduction on a tax return]
c : to permit to be presented [s his claim] [more jurisdictions will the cause of action]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.