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v. to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate, getting title to real property, or stealing an object.

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TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to take and carry away.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"The Pope has been very obedient and now always takes off his glasses with both hands.
"We have complained to Kirklees Council about him, because he takes off and then flies very low over our house and next door.
He puts on a shirt and coat, takes off the coat and puts on a sweater and puts the coat back on.