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take

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

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.

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He urged the public to become heroes of their own rights and 'take up the cudgels for our people and country.'
But his no-win no-fee battle cry is controversial, particularly when unions take up the cudgels for women for free.
Would that someone with more clout than I take up the cudgels and censure Cymdeithas Yr Iaith for allowing it to happen and to continue,S4C for promulgating the infiltration and the many Welsh speakers and teachers who have not noticed or ignored the insidious intrusion.

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