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v. 1) to create something. 2) to sign a check, promissory note, bill of exchange or some other note which guarantees, promises or orders payment of money. (See: maker, check, promissory note, bill of exchange)

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TO MAKE. English law. To perform or execute; as to make his law, is to perform that law which a man had bound himself to do; that is, to clear himself of an action commenced against him, by his oath, and the oaths of his neighbors. Old Nat. Br. 161. To make default, is to fail to appear in proper time. To make oath, is to swear according to the form prescribed by law.

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Another effect of this complex situation is that every legal challenge helps to move decision making away from the forest.
Meanwhile, police say commercial drivers are also confronting notorious auto thieves that drug them with juice mixed with harmful substances before making away with their vehicles while the victims are asleep.
Armed robbers on Friday attacked the home of ODM politician Hamisi Pweza and destroyed his two cars before making away with Sh200,000 cash.
According to sources, police received a tip-off that some unidentified miscreants are making away with a stolen car in a renowned commercial center of the city-Karachi Company.
Crooks broke into the site and helped themselves to keys before making away with the green vehicle, registration AY02 XLZ, on Thursday night.
The diesel-hungry crooks targeted three lorries, sucking out the fuel and making away with alloy hubcaps from a Vauxhall Bora.