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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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The Englishman was taken ill in 2003 after blacking out while driving on the motor way and has been undergoing ``very intensive'' treatment to fight his tumour.
Goalkeeping coach Miklosko was one of three other men in the office with Roeder when the manager was taken ill and admits that he was "in shock for a week".
On June 6 she was taken ill and admitted to hospital.