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reduce vt

1 : to make smaller
2 a : to convert (a chose in action) into a chose in possession [enforcement action sought to to possession her property interest in the…determination of money damages "Haynes v. Contat, 643 N.E.2d 941 (1994)"]
b : to convert by enforcement through litigation [may his claim to judgment, foreclose or otherwise enforce the security interest "Uniform Commercial Code"]
re·duc·ibil·i·ty [-dü-sə-bi-lə-tē, -dyü-]

re·duc·ible [-dü-sə-bəl, -dyü-]

re·duc·ibly adv

re·duc·tion [ri-dək-shən]

reduce to practice
: to cause to undergo reduction to practice

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

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