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1 : to impose as a duty, burden, or punishment [ a tax]
2 a : to put forward
: assert [ a claim]
b : to submit for examination and determination [laid a case before the commission]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.