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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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When property rights are insecure, "gains that would otherwise be available from exchange instead will be dissipated by searches for and defenses of takeable assets, and resources available for investment will be diverted toward less takeable uses."(184) That is, in practice, if existence value becomes legally recognized, new incentives are unleashed for parties to attempt to grab resources.
An edge flew between slip and gully on 23, and if Alex Barrow is not kicking himself for dropping a takeable change of 46, there will be no shortage of volunteers.
In the second minute of added time, from a Cairney free-kick, the ball dropped from a crowd of players perfectly for Dann but he miskicked horribly from takeable distance.
He is 8-13 to win in straight sets and that is takeable to modest stakes.
It is estimated there are up to 9,000 tonnes of takeable cockles on the Dee Estuary currently worth between pounds 200 and pounds 300 per tonne.
Owen topped a takeable chance, Gerrard twice had punters ducking from long range, and Frank Lampard combined with Beckham to completely waste an indirect free-kick from inside the penalty area.