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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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To take account of this change in behavior, but also in light of recent information suggesting that the economic expansion retained considerable strength, the Manager for Domestic Operations adjusted the reserve paths to incorporate a lower level of borrowing, with the expectation that federal funds would continue to trade in the slightly higher range that had prevailed recently.