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1 : a distinct occurrence or event [an of sexual harassment]
2 : a subordinate, dependent, or consequential element [the search was a legitimate to the arrest] [child support and other s of divorce]
adj : having a subordinate or dependent relation to something specified [a search to arrest]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.