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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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For 60 minutes we took apart a team bound for a top four place quite easily and Benitez looked fantastic in his ability to turn defenders and make shots out of nothing.
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But when I took apart the duct in the basement, I found it crammed with toys!