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withdraw vb

1 : to remove (money) from a place of deposit or investment
2 : to dismiss (a juror) from a jury
3 a : to eliminate from consideration or set outside a category or group [ his candidacy]
b : to cease to proceed with [withdrew the question after an objection was sustained]
c : to take back [ a plea]
d : to remove (a motion) from consideration under parliamentary procedure
1 : to remove oneself from participation [ from a case]
: to cease participation in a conspiracy by an affirmative act of renunciation esp. involving confession to the authorities or communication of abandonment to co-conspirators
2 : to remove a motion from consideration under parliamentary procedure

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

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