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: to produce as return from an expenditure or investment
: furnish as profit or interest [an account that s 6 percent]
1 : to give place or precedence (as to one having a superior right or claim)
2 : to relinquish the floor of a legislative assembly [ to the senator from Maine]
n 1 : agricultural production esp. per acre of crop
2 : the return on a financial investment usually expressed as a percentage of cost [the bond was 8 percent]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.