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give vt

1 a : to make a gift of [I the remainder of my estate to my wife] compare convey, sell
b : to grant or bestow by formal action [the law s citizens the right to vote]
2 a : to transfer from one's authority or custody [the sheriff gave the prisoner to the warden]
b : to execute and deliver [all officers must bond]
c : to communicate or impart to another [failed to adequate notice]
d : to offer or submit for the consideration of another [ testimony in court]
3 : to yield possession of by way of exchange [will top dollar for your used car]
4 a : to impose as punishment
b : to award by formal verdict [judgment was given against the plaintiff]
giv·er n

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

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