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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.

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"What took time was to digest the whole thing that had happened.
It didn't end there, the singer and his wife took time out to host friends and family to a beautiful party and the kids really had fun.
"Adele took time to do that, Ed Sheeran took some time to do that.
great man took time and speak "A great man and he took time out to sit and speak with us," recalled Cowley.
He took time to talk to all the teams, from the U9s to the first XV.
Summary: The Total Recall cast took time out of the London premiere to discuss who would win in a fight between Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale.
But they took time off to come together for the squadron exercise off the Isle of Wight.
Thousands of the Yuma, Ariz.-based members and staffers took time to jot down notes describing all they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season.
Craig, who is a judge on the BBC's hit dancing programme, was only too happy to lend a hand as he took time out of his busy showbiz schedule.
Being healed of that which shackled me and prevented me from being fully me took time and space for solitude, silence, and stillness.
Sky News took time out 24 hours after the UK launch to look at the pros and cons of the magnificent machine.