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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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However, he took sick again and unfortunately he died last Thursday.
A CARE home worker took sick photos of elderly residents.
Suryadev Gunessee took sick leave from his post as senior staff nurse at City Hospital on 20 separate occasions between May 2002 and January 2003.
Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal yesterday heard both female gardai took sick leave as a result of stress they suffered caused by Corby's approaches, while one tried to kill herself.
Doncic also announced that the airline's management would start replacing some of the cabin crew within the next two weeks, after some 25% of cabin crew took sick leave on May 1.
Latest Welsh Government figures show 64% of teachers took sick leave last year, up 2% on 2008-09, with many blaming stress for their absence.
New Zealand: The head of a major New Zealand employers group faced calls for his resignation Thursday after suggesting women deserved to be paid less than men because they took sick leave once a month.
The new research by private health insurer Bupa shows that nearly half of British employees who took sick leave in the last 12 months continued to work when unwell.