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1 : to extend application to
2 : to obtain an interest in or possession of [unable to all the assets of the debtor]
3 a : to arrive at and consider [the justices did not that issue]
b : to amount to [did not a due process violation]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.