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1 : to consider as united or associated (as in interests or principles) [can ask leading questions of a witness who is identified with an adverse party]
2 : to establish the identity of [ing the suspect]
3 : to specify or designate (goods) as the object of a contract used in the phrase identify to the contract [the disputed beans were goods identified to the contract] NOTE: Under the Uniform Commercial Code, once goods are identified to a contract, the buyer has a special property interest and an insurable interest in the goods. This gives the buyer the right to seek damages and other relief. This identification can be done at any time and in any manner agreed to by the parties or as otherwise specified in the U.C.C.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.