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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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That incident happened at around 7.30pm, before the woman took ill.
05 ( ANI ): As Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs continued to protest over the demand for 'Special Category Status' to Andhra Pradesh, in the Rajya Sabha, long after the House was adjourned for the day, two of them took ill and had to be taken to a hospital on Thursday evening.
He was seconds away from the Hawthorns stadium in Birmingham when he took ill and was rushed to hospital.
A spokeswoman for Newcastle United said Gascoigne took ill before arriving at the match and his food poisoning was unrelated to food served at the ground.