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: earlier in this writing
: above [in the discussion ] used in books, articles, and cases to refer the reader to previous pages, sections, or footnotes of the text or previous citations of other works [see cases cited note 16] compare idem, infra
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.