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1 : to subject to risk from a harmful action or condition: as
a : to make (one) open to liability or financial loss
b : to leave (a child) uncared-for and lacking shelter from the elements
2 : to cause to be visible or open to view: as
a : to offer publicly for sale [all of which I shall for sale at public auction "Detroit Law Journal"]
b : to purposely uncover (one's private body parts) or leave open to view in a place or situation in which such conduct is likely to be deemed offensive or indecent esp. as set forth by statute see also indecent exposure
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.