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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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By 2014, the Marines plan to deploy a total of 24 Ospreys, which can take off and land like a helicopter and cruise like an airplane, at the Futenma base to replace aging CH-46 transport aircraft there.
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An Emirates plane, which was delayed from taking off from London to Dubai on Friday night because of a suspected bomb threat, was finally allowed to take off on Saturday after police confirmed that there was nothing suspicious on board.