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pass vi

1 a : to issue a decision, verdict, or opinion [the Supreme Court ed on a statute]
b : to be legally issued [judgment ed by default]
2 : to go from the control, ownership, or possession of one person or group to that of another [title es to the buyer]
1 : to omit a regularly scheduled declaration and payment of (a dividend)
2 a : to get the approval of [the bill ed the House]
b : to give approval or legal sanction to [the House ed the bill]
3 : to transfer the right to or interest in [the sale es the title to the goods]
4 : to put in circulation [ bad checks] compare utter
5 : to pronounce (as a sentence or judgment) judicially [the court ed a severe sentence]

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

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