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The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
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  1. The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
  2. The act or an instance of enjoining; a command, directive, or order.
  3. (Law) A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some cases, under statutes, by a court of law, whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.
An authoritative order or command:
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  1. An authoritative order or command:
  2. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
  3. The act of directing; management; supervision
An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
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  1. An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
  2. A general instruction or order issued authoritatively
The words so spoken or read
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  1. The words so spoken or read
  2. An authoritative command or order.
  3. The act or process of dictating material to another for transcription.
(Economics) The desire for goods or services in an economy, measured as the amount people are ready to buy at a given price:
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  1. (Economics) The desire for goods or services in an economy, measured as the amount people are ready to buy at a given price:
  2. A request that some act be done or payment made in accordance with a legal requirement.
  3. An act of demanding; an urgent request.
(Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
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  1. (Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
  2. An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
  3. An authoritative order having the force of law.
The final offer in negotiating an agreement, carrying with it the implication that if it is not accepted, bargaining will cease. The final offer in negotiating an agreement, carrying with it the implication that if it is not accepted, bargaining will cease.
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  1. The final offer in negotiating an agreement, carrying with it the implication that if it is not accepted, bargaining will cease. The final offer in negotiating an agreement, carrying with it the implication that if it is not accepted, bargaining will cease.
  2. A final offer or demand made by one party to another, especially in diplomatic negotiations, expressing or implying the threat of serious consequences or the breakoff of relations if the terms are not accepted.
The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
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  1. The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
  2. The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages
  3. An order or law that forbids
A member of certain religious communities living under a common rule and bound by vows.
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  1. A member of certain religious communities living under a common rule and bound by vows.
  2. A rule or standard of conduct, in the form of a general maxim, adopted by a professional organization to guide the conduct of its members. See also Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
  3. A secular law, rule, or code of law.
Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
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  1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
  2. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  3. A declaration, order, etc. made by a judge or court in deciding a specific question or point of law
The strong attraction or appeal of a given activity or environment:
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  1. The strong attraction or appeal of a given activity or environment:
  2. In property law, an identifiable natural landmark that serves to delineate the boundary of land. See also metes and bounds.
  3. An act or instance of calling
A call, command, knock, or other signal that summons
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  1. A call, command, knock, or other signal that summons
  2. A call by an authority to appear, come, or do something.
  3. (Law) An order or process directing a person, especially a defendant in a case, to appear in court.
The arrangement of printed matter to form a sequence of pages.
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  1. The arrangement of printed matter to form a sequence of pages.
  2. The arrangement of type pages or plates in the proper order of printing
  3. The act of imposing or the condition of being imposed.
A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
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  1. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
  2. A rule or direction, as in technical matters
  3. (Law) A direction or order issued by an authority; a writ, command, or process.
In Roman law, a commission or contract by which a person undertakes to do something for another, without recompense but with indemnity against loss
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  1. In Roman law, a commission or contract by which a person undertakes to do something for another, without recompense but with indemnity against loss
  2. The wishes of constituents expressed to a representative, legislature, etc., as through an election and regarded as an order
  3. In English law, a bailment of personal property with no consideration
The departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
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  1. The departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
  2. Expense; cost:
  3. Instruction given by a judge to a jury about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
An authoritative command.
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  1. An authoritative command.
  2. An urgent request:
  3. An order, command, or request
Any command or order
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  1. Any command or order
  2. An official public proclamation or order issued by authority; decree
  3. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
Something that is proclaimed, or announced officially
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  1. Something that is proclaimed, or announced officially
  2. Something proclaimed, especially an official public announcement.
  3. The act of proclaiming or the condition of being proclaimed.
The act of instructing; education
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  1. The act of instructing; education
  2. The act, practice, or profession of instructing:
  3. An imparted or acquired item of knowledge:
Prohibition or interdiction
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  1. Prohibition or interdiction
  2. The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.
  3. The act of proscribing; prohibition.
Censure, condemnation, or disapproval expressed especially by public opinion.
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  1. Censure, condemnation, or disapproval expressed especially by public opinion.
  2. Strong public disapproval or condemnation intended to prevent something
  3. A prohibition imposed by law or official decree.
An earnest, solemn appeal.
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  1. An earnest, solemn appeal.
  2. A grave warning
  3. A solemn charge or command
Something needed; necessity; need
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  1. Something needed; necessity; need
  2. Something required; something obligatory or demanded, as a condition
  3. The act or an instance of requiring
An authoritative command
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  1. An authoritative command
  2. A guiding principle:
  3. A guiding principle or requirement
An order issued under the authority of a court, commanding a person to appear in court on a particular date, usually to give testimony in a legal case.
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  1. An order issued under the authority of a court, commanding a person to appear in court on a particular date, usually to give testimony in a legal case.
Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.
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  1. Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.
  2. (Law) The offence of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
  3. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
Of fact, opinion, principle, etc.
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  1. Of fact, opinion, principle, etc.
  2. In a court’s decision, a statement of opinion or of a general rule that is explanatory or suggestive only, and not binding on courts in future cases, because it does not form part of the court’s central argument. For example, a judge’s suggestion as to how she might decide a related controversy not presently before her would be considered dictum. In a court’s decision, a statement of opinion or of a general rule that is explanatory or suggestive only, and not binding on courts in future cases, because it does not form part of the court’s central argument. For example, a judge’s suggestion as to how she might decide a related controversy not presently before her would be considered dictum.
  3. (Law) A judge's remark or observation on some point of law which is not essential to the case in question, hence not binding as a legal precedent
A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
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  1. A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
  2. The written order of a court in the name of the state or other legal authority ordering the person addressed to either do something or restrain from doing something. The written order of a court in the name of the state or other legal authority ordering the person addressed to either do something or restrain from doing something.
  3. (Law) A written order issued by a court, commanding the party to whom it is addressed to perform or cease performing a specified act.
A summons to appear before a court of law
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  1. A summons to appear before a court of law
  2. An order issued by a law enforcement officer to appear in court at a specific time to defend oneself against the criminal allegations contained in the order. See also summons.
  3. A reference as to a legal statute, a previous law case, or a written authority, as precedent or justification
A rule, principle, or need that requires or compels certain action:
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  1. A rule, principle, or need that requires or compels certain action:
  2. A verb form of the imperative mood.
  3. A binding or compelling rule, duty, requirement, etc.
The notice given or received
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  1. The notice given or received
  2. The letter, form, etc. used to convey such a notice
  3. The act or an instance of notifying.
The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action:
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  1. The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action:
  2. A document spelling out what is to be done with the person’s (testator’s) belongings after she has died. Such document has no force while the person is alive and may be altered or revoked at any time, but becomes applicable at the time of the testator’s death to whatever the conditions of the estate are at the time of death. The difference between a deed and a will is that a deed passes an interest upon delivery, while a will is effective only on death.
  3. The particular desire, purpose, pleasure, choice, etc. of a certain person or group
A rule, ordinance, or law by which conduct, etc. is regulated; specif., one of a body of rules or laws governing an industry, institution, or type of business
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  1. A rule, ordinance, or law by which conduct, etc. is regulated; specif., one of a body of rules or laws governing an industry, institution, or type of business
  2. A governmental order having the force of law.
  3. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
A statute or regulation, especially one enacted by a city government.
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  1. A statute or regulation, especially one enacted by a city government.
  2. An established or prescribed practice or usage, esp. a religious rite
  3. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality. A local law, usually on the municipality level, that, when fully enacted, has the same effect and force as a statute within that municipality.
A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
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  1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
  2. The system of judicial administration giving effect to the laws of a community:
  3. Something, such as an order or a dictum, having absolute or unquestioned authority:
A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
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  1. A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
  2. A document formally stating what has been done, made into law, etc.
  3. A statute or other law formally adopted by a legislative body:
An automobile manufactured by the Italian firm Fiat S.p.A..
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  1. An automobile manufactured by the Italian firm Fiat S.p.A..
  2. An arbitrary order or decree.
  3. An order issued by legal authority, traditionally beginning with the word fiat (“let it be done”); decree
Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
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  1. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
  2. A request to appear; a summons.
  3. The act of placing a bid.
An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
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  1. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
  2. A letter or group of letters representing such a unit of language, written or printed usually in solid or hyphenated form
  3. A command or direction; an order:
The fact or condition of being demanded for service or use
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  1. The fact or condition of being demanded for service or use
  2. A formal written order, request, or application, as for equipment or tools
  3. The state or condition of being needed or put into service.
The act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition
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  1. The act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition
  2. The state of being asked for or wanted; demand
An exacting, as of money, time, etc.
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  1. An exacting, as of money, time, etc.
  2. Excessive or unjust demand; extortion.
  3. The act of exacting.
The act of enacting, or the state of being enacted.
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  1. The act of enacting, or the state of being enacted.
  2. The act of enacting.
  3. (Law) A piece of legislation that has been properly authorized by a legislative body.
The business to be considered or done by a legislature or other body on a particular day.
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  1. The business to be considered or done by a legislature or other body on a particular day.
A warning or caution:
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  1. A warning or caution:
  2. A formal notice or warning given by a party to a judge or other court officer concerning his or her behavior and requesting a suspension of the proceeding until the merits of the notice or warning are determined.
  3. A formal notice to a court or public official that the notifier has an interest in a matter or property and requests the suspension of some procedure or proceeding concerning the matter or property until the notifier is given a hearing.
Something prescribed, especially a rule or regulation of conduct.
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  1. Something prescribed, especially a rule or regulation of conduct.
Authorization or sanction, as by a superior or the law
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  1. Authorization or sanction, as by a superior or the law
  2. Justification or reasonable grounds for some act, course, statement, or belief
  3. An order in writing from a competent authority instructing that a certain act be carried out.
The authorization, permission, power, or right to act on another’s behalf and to bind them by such actions. See also agency, agent, and principal.
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  1. The authorization, permission, power, or right to act on another’s behalf and to bind them by such actions. See also agency, agent, and principal.
  2. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials:
  3. Persons, esp. in government, having the power or right to enforce orders, laws, etc.
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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  1. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
The position or office of a leader:
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  1. The position or office of a leader:
  2. The position or guidance of a leader
  3. Capacity or ability to lead:
Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand
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  1. Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand
  2. Full command of a subject of study:
  3. Mastership; rule; control
Influence or control:
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  1. Influence or control:
  2. Influence, force, or control
  3. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
Control or power over another or others.
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  1. Control or power over another or others.
  2. The exercise of such control or power.
  3. A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
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  1. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
  2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  3. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
Royal rank, authority, or power.
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  1. Royal rank, authority, or power.
  2. Supremacy of authority or rule as exercised by a sovereign or sovereign state.
  3. The status, dominion, rule, or power of a sovereign
A statute or regulation governing the court process:
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  1. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  2. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
  3. The period of reigning of a particular ruler or government
Constrain or restrain by physical force or the threat of such force. See also duress and undue influence.
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  1. Constrain or restrain by physical force or the threat of such force. See also duress and undue influence.
  2. The improper use of economic power to alter, shape, or otherwise control the actions of another.
  3. Government by force
The state of being compelled.
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  1. The state of being compelled.
  2. An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse.
  3. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
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  1. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
  2. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
  3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
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  1. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
  2. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
  3. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
A telephone service that allows one to temporarily interrupt a call without severing the connection.
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  1. A telephone service that allows one to temporarily interrupt a call without severing the connection.
  2. A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated:
  3. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
The act of grasping; grip or clasp of the hand or arms
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  1. The act of grasping; grip or clasp of the hand or arms
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold; control; possession
A tight hold; a firm grasp:
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  1. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
  2. Any special manner of clasping hands by which members of a secret or fraternal society identify one another as such
  3. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time.
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  1. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time.
  2. The departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
  3. Instruction given by a judge to a jury about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
An authoritative order or command:
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  1. An authoritative order or command:
  2. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
  3. The course along which a person or thing is moving or must move to reach a destination:
(Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
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  1. (Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
  2. (Uncountable) Judicious use of means to accomplish an end.
  3. The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
(Obs.) Priority or precedence
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  1. (Obs.) Priority or precedence
  2. A prior or exclusive right or privilege, esp. one peculiar to a rank, class, etc.
  3. The exclusive right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
(Sports) A blow delivered by a boxer's right hand.
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  1. (Sports) A blow delivered by a boxer's right hand.
  2. That which a person has a just claim to; power, privilege, etc. that belongs to a person by law, nature, or tradition
  3. Something that is due to a person or governmental body by law, tradition, or nature.
(Chiefly British) The position of a headmaster or headmistress.
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  1. (Chiefly British) The position of a headmaster or headmistress.
  2. The position or office of a head or leader; primacy or command.
  3. The position or authority of a chief or leader; leadership; command
Justification or reasonable grounds for some act, course, statement, or belief
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  1. Justification or reasonable grounds for some act, course, statement, or belief
  2. An order in writing from a competent authority instructing that a certain act be carried out.
  3. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
(Countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
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  1. (Countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
  2. (Uncountable) Permission.
  3. Legal power or right; sanction
Supreme power or authority.
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  1. Supreme power or authority.
  2. Power over all others.
  3. When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
(Ecclesiastical) The office, rank, or province of primate.
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  1. (Ecclesiastical) The office, rank, or province of primate.
  2. The rank, office, or authority of a primate
  3. The state of being first in time, order, rank, etc.
A relation between states in which a subservient nation has its own government, but is unable to take international action independent of the superior state.
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  1. A relation between states in which a subservient nation has its own government, but is unable to take international action independent of the superior state.
  2. The position or power of a suzerain
Authority or power in general
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  1. Authority or power in general
  2. The power wielded by a government over its subjects, their property, and the land and natural resources within its boundaries.
  3. The power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law.
(Philos.) Any doctrine involving the existence of some metaphysical or axiological principle that is absolute, or not relative
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  1. (Philos.) Any doctrine involving the existence of some metaphysical or axiological principle that is absolute, or not relative
  2. A political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler or other authority.
  3. A form of government in which all power is vested in a single ruler or other authority.
Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority.
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  1. Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority.
  2. A government or political system in which the ruler exercises absolute power.
  3. Government by a singular authority, either a single person or tight-knit group, which rules with absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way.
The office, authority, or jurisdiction of an absolute ruler:
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  1. The office, authority, or jurisdiction of an absolute ruler:
  2. Very cruel and unjust use of power or authority
  3. The office, authority, government, or jurisdiction of a tyrant, or absolute ruler
Superiority or decisive advantage; domination:
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  1. Superiority or decisive advantage; domination:
  2. A position in which one has control or power; supremacy; domination
An example; a precedent:
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  1. An example; a precedent:
  2. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
  3. (Card Games) The act or right of playing first, as in a hand, or the card or suit played
The act, process, or function of supervising.
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  1. The act, process, or function of supervising.
The state or quality of being predominant; preponderance.
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  1. The state or quality of being predominant; preponderance.
The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
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  1. The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
  2. The right, function, or power of governing
  3. The exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
A position in which one rules or has sovereignty over others.
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  1. A position in which one rules or has sovereignty over others.
The chief administrative body of the church.
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  1. The chief administrative body of the church.
  2. (Mormon Church) A governing body on a local level consisting of three men.
  3. The office of President of the U.S.
Supreme rule; absolute power or authority; dominion
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  1. Supreme rule; absolute power or authority; dominion
  2. Imperial or imperialistic sovereignty, domination, or control:
  3. The period during which such government prevails
Used with Your, His, or Their as a title and form of address for a man or men holding the rank of lord.
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  1. Used with Your, His, or Their as a title and form of address for a man or men holding the rank of lord.
  2. Dominion; power; authority.
  3. (Hence, with his or your) Title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or duke, who is called Grace) or a formal form of address applied to a judge (in Great Britain), etc.
The rank, status, power or authority of a monarch.
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  1. The rank, status, power or authority of a monarch.
  2. A right or prerogative of the crown, as that of receiving a percentage of the proceeds from mines in the royal domain.
  3. A share of the proceeds or product paid to the owner of a right, as a patent, for permission to use it or operate under it
The status of master or ruler; control:
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  1. The status of master or ruler; control:
  2. Full command of a subject of study:
  3. Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge
Great skill or knowledge in a particular field or hobby
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  1. Great skill or knowledge in a particular field or hobby
  2. Skill or knowledge in a particular area.
  3. The skill, knowledge, judgment, etc. of an expert
An arrangement in which a bank agrees to extend a service to a company, government, etc., esp. one in which a certain amount of credit can be drawn on as funds are needed
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  1. An arrangement in which a bank agrees to extend a service to a company, government, etc., esp. one in which a certain amount of credit can be drawn on as funds are needed
  2. Something that facilitates an action or process:
  3. A building, room, array of equipment, or a number of such things, designed to serve a particular function:
A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. A firm hold or grip.
  3. The power to hold or seize; reach
A fixed amount of work used as a basis in awarding scholastic credits, usually determined by the number of hours spent in class
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  1. A fixed amount of work used as a basis in awarding scholastic credits, usually determined by the number of hours spent in class
  2. A group regarded as a distinct entity within a larger group.
  3. A section of an academic course focusing on a selected theme:
Any small group of people working together
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  1. Any small group of people working together
  2. The smallest military tactical unit, often a subdivision of a platoon
  3. A small group of soldiers assembled for inspection, duty, etc.
A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art
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  1. A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art
  2. (Mathematics) A set with an operation whose domain is all ordered pairs of members of the set, such that the operation is binary (operates on two elements) and associative, the set contains the identity element of the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation. The positive and negative integers and zero form a set that is a group under the operation of ordinary addition, since zero is the identity element of addition and the negative of each integer is its inverse. Groups are used extensively in quantum physics and chemistry to model phenomena involving symmetry and invariance.
  3. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
A subdivision of a military regiment or battalion that constitutes the lowest administrative unit. It is usually under the command of a captain and is made up of at least two platoons.
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  1. A subdivision of a military regiment or battalion that constitutes the lowest administrative unit. It is usually under the command of a captain and is made up of at least two platoons.
  2. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise.
  3. A group of persons:
Any large group joined together in some activity
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  1. Any large group joined together in some activity
  2. (U.S. Army) A tactical unit made up of three or more companies, batteries, or analogous units: it is normally commanded by a lieutenant colonel and is the basic building unit of a division
  3. (US, military) an army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade.
A large number (of persons, etc.)
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  1. A large number (of persons, etc.)
  2. (Obs.) Rule; government
  3. A military unit consisting of two or more battalions and forming a basic element of a division: since 1963 no longer a tactical unit in the U.S. Army
An administrative and tactical military unit that is smaller than a corps but is self-contained and equipped for prolonged combat activity.
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  1. An administrative and tactical military unit that is smaller than a corps but is self-contained and equipped for prolonged combat activity.
  2. An army unit larger than a regiment and smaller than a corps, to which various numbers and types of battalions can be attached as required
  3. A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
A military unit, usually two or more army corps, together with auxiliary troops
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  1. A military unit, usually two or more army corps, together with auxiliary troops
  2. A sports team representing the US Military Academy at West Point.
  3. A large group of people or things, especially when organized for a specific cause or purpose:
(U.S. Air Force) The largest unit, usually composed of two or more air forces
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  1. (U.S. Air Force) The largest unit, usually composed of two or more air forces
  2. A major organizational unit in an air force
A piece of wood, metal, etc., usually long and square or cylindrical, set upright to support a building, sign, fence, etc.
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  1. A piece of wood, metal, etc., usually long and square or cylindrical, set upright to support a building, sign, fence, etc.
  2. Either of two bugle calls in the British Army, sounded in the evening as a signal to retire to quarters.
  3. (Basketball) A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
An enclosed place or fortified building for military defense, equipped as with earthworks, guns, etc.
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  1. An enclosed place or fortified building for military defense, equipped as with earthworks, guns, etc.
  2. A fortified defensive structure stationed with troops
  3. A permanent army post, as distinguished from a temporary camp
A place in the country that offers simple group accommodations and organized recreation or instruction, as for vacationing children:
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  1. A place in the country that offers simple group accommodations and organized recreation or instruction, as for vacationing children:
  2. A cabin or shelter or group of such buildings:
  3. Military service; army life.
A fortified place with troops, guns, etc.; military post or station
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  1. A fortified place with troops, guns, etc.; military post or station
  2. The troops stationed at a military post.
  3. A military post, especially one that is permanently established.
(--- Historical) A unit of the U.S. Army comprising two or more regiments
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  1. (--- Historical) A unit of the U.S. Army comprising two or more regiments
  2. A military unit consisting of a variable number of combat battalions or regiments.
  3. A US Army administrative and tactical unit composed of a headquarters unit, at least one unit of infantry or armor or both, and designated support units. A brigade can be commanded by a brigadier general or by a colonel.
A military unit composed of two or more squads or sections, normally under the command of a lieutenant: it is a subdivision of a company, troop, etc.
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  1. A military unit composed of two or more squads or sections, normally under the command of a lieutenant: it is a subdivision of a company, troop, etc.
  2. (Military) A unit of thirty to forty soldiers typically commanded by a lieutenant and forming part of a company.
  3. (Sports) A group of players within a team, especially a football team, that is trained and sent into or withdrawn from play as a unit:
(Mil.) A branch of the armed forces having some specialized function
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  1. (Mil.) A branch of the armed forces having some specialized function
  2. A body of persons acting together or associated under common direction:
  3. A tactical unit of ground combat forces between a division and an army commanded by a lieutenant general and composed of two or more divisions and auxiliary service troops.
(Elec.) A connected group of electrochemical cells that store electric charges and generate direct current
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  1. (Elec.) A connected group of electrochemical cells that store electric charges and generate direct current
  2. A device containing an electric cell or a series of electric cells storing energy that can be converted into electrical power (usually in the form of direct current). Common household batteries, such as those used in a flashlight, are usually made of dry cells (the chemicals producing the current are made into a paste). In other batteries, such as car batteries, these chemicals are in liquid form.
  3. An army artillery unit, corresponding to a company in the infantry.
A distinct part of society or of an economy, group, area, etc.; section; segment
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  1. A distinct part of society or of an economy, group, area, etc.; section; segment
  2. A mathematical instrument consisting of two rulers marked with various scales and jointed together at one end, used in solving problems, measuring angles, etc.
  3. A division of an offensive military position.
The leading position or persons in a movement, field of endeavor, etc.
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  1. The leading position or persons in a movement, field of endeavor, etc.
  2. The leading units at the front of an army or fleet.
  3. (By extension) The person(s) at the forefront of any group or movement.
The place or position behind or at the back
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  1. The place or position behind or at the back
  2. The point or area farthest from the front:
  3. The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front.
A small conical hole made in a piece of work with a center punch so that a drill can be accurately positioned within it.
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  1. A small conical hole made in a piece of work with a center punch so that a drill can be accurately positioned within it.
  2. (Physiology) A group of neurons in the central nervous system that control a particular function:
  3. (Sports) A player whose position at the start of a contest is at the center of the line or playing area
To give a command or instruction for:
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  1. To give a command or instruction for:
  2. To request to be supplied with:
  3. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
(--- Games) To state one's intention to take (tricks of a certain number or suit in cards):
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  1. (--- Games) To state one's intention to take (tricks of a certain number or suit in cards):
  2. (Card Games) To state (the number of tricks or points one proposes to take and, in bridge, whether one proposes to play the hand with a specified suit as trump or with no suit as trump) in an effort to win the right to name trump
  3. An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to perform work or supply services at a specific price. The act of submitting an offer to buy.
(Electricity) To cause formation of a net electric charge on or in (a conductor, for example).
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  1. (Electricity) To cause formation of a net electric charge on or in (a conductor, for example).
  2. To record as a debt against a person's name or account
  3. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
To concentrate or focus (one's sight or attention, for example) on a particular object or activity.
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  1. To concentrate or focus (one's sight or attention, for example) on a particular object or activity.
  2. To order or command with authority
  3. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
To give orders to; direct:
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  1. To give orders to; direct:
  2. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
  3. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
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  1. To give (someone) permission; to sanction or consent.
  2. To give power or authority to; empower; commission
  3. To grant (someone) power or authority (to do something specific).
To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
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  1. To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
  2. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity.
  3. To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge:
To speak or read (something) aloud for someone else to write down
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  1. To speak or read (something) aloud for someone else to write down
  2. To say or read aloud to be recorded or written by another:
  3. To impose or give (orders) with or as with authority
To order, establish, or decide by decree:
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  1. To order, establish, or decide by decree:
  2. To issue a decree; ordain
  3. To order, decide, or appoint by decree or officially
In ancient Rome, to publish the name of (a person) condemned to death, banishment, etc.
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  1. In ancient Rome, to publish the name of (a person) condemned to death, banishment, etc.
  2. To banish or outlaw (a person):
  3. To denounce or forbid the practice, use, etc. of; interdict
(Law) To claim a right or title through long use or possession
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  1. (Law) To claim a right or title through long use or possession
  2. To order the use of a medicine or other treatment.
  3. To set down as a rule or direction; order; ordain; direct
To give instructions to; direct:
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  1. To give instructions to; direct:
  2. To give an account of (a story, etc.) in speech or writing
  3. To request; direct; order; command
To command (someone) not to do something:
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  1. To command (someone) not to do something:
  2. To have the effect of preventing; preclude:
  3. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit:
To require as useful, just, proper, or necessary; call for:
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  1. To require as useful, just, proper, or necessary; call for:
  2. To call for as necessary; require; need
  3. To order to appear; summon
To hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
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  1. To hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
  2. To hold back or keep in check; control:
  3. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
To forbid by authority:
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  1. To forbid by authority:
  2. To prevent; preclude:
  3. To refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order
To restrain from doing or using something
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  1. To restrain from doing or using something
  2. (R.C.Ch.) To exclude (a person, parish, etc.) from certain acts, sacraments, or privileges
  3. To prohibit (an action) or prohibit the use of (a thing); forbid with authority
To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
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  1. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  2. To hold back; restrain:
  3. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
To prohibit, as by official order, from doing, using, appearing, happening, etc.; forbid; censor
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  1. To prohibit, as by official order, from doing, using, appearing, happening, etc.; forbid; censor
  2. (South African) Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
  3. To prohibit (an action) or forbid the use of (something), especially by official decree:
(--- Law) To nullify, defeat, or prevent (a claim or action).
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  1. (--- Law) To nullify, defeat, or prevent (a claim or action).
  2. A unit used to measure atmospheric pressure. It is equal to a force of 100,000 newtons per square meter of surface area, or 0.987 atmosphere.
  3. To set aside
Deciding a legal point or question; for example, the judge ruled the question was admissible.
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  1. Deciding a legal point or question; for example, the judge ruled the question was admissible.
  2. (Astrol.) To be the chief influence or guide
  3. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To exclude or shut out; bar.
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  1. To exclude or shut out; bar.
  2. To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
  3. To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
To indicate or characterize accurately in advance; predict:
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  1. To indicate or characterize accurately in advance; predict:
  2. To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke:
  3. To give the command for; order:
To order to take a specified action; bid:
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  1. To order to take a specified action; bid:
  2. To cause one to think of (something); evoke. Often used with up:
  3. To order to come or appear; call for or send for with authority or urgency
  1. To ordain a priest, or consecrate a bishop
  2. To align a series of objects
  3. The distance of a point from the x-axis on a graph in the Cartesian coordinate system. It is measured parallel to the y-axis. For example, a point having coordinates (2,3) has 3 as its ordinate.
To assign (a region, etc.) as a mandate
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  1. To assign (a region, etc.) as a mandate
  2. To assign (a colony or territory) to a specified nation under a mandate of the League of Nations.
  3. To make mandatory, as by law; decree or require:
To refer to or mention as by way of example, proof, or precedent
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  1. To refer to or mention as by way of example, proof, or precedent
  2. To make reference to a previous court decision. Often used with to:
  3. To quote or refer to (a book or author, for example) as an authority or example in making an argument.
To arrange or establish (a computer password, for example) to allow future action.
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  1. To arrange or establish (a computer password, for example) to allow future action.
  2. To cause to be in working or proper condition; put in order; arrange; fix; adjust
  3. To cause or assign (someone) to undertake an action or perform a service:
To order; command
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  1. To order; command
  2. To have as a requisite or necessity; need or depend on:
  3. To call for as necessary or appropriate
To force (oneself, one's presence or will, etc.) on another or others without right or invitation; obtrude
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  1. To force (oneself, one's presence or will, etc.) on another or others without right or invitation; obtrude
  2. To force oneself on or take unfair advantage of others:
  3. To arrange (pages of type or plates) in a frame in the proper order of printing
To call for; make necessary; require
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  1. To call for; make necessary; require
  2. To inflict (vengeance or punishment, for example).
  3. To demand and get by authority or force; insist on
(Law) To decide the disposition of (property) by special authority
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  1. (Law) To decide the disposition of (property) by special authority
  2. To fix or set by authority or by mutual agreement:
  3. (Law) To direct the disposition of (property) to a person or persons in exercise of a power granted for this purpose by a preceding deed.
To authorize or engage (someone to do something):
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  1. To authorize or engage (someone to do something):
  2. To give power or authority to; authorize
  3. To give an order for (a thing to be made or done)
(Rare) To outlaw, ban, or otherwise restrict by a proclamation
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  1. (Rare) To outlaw, ban, or otherwise restrict by a proclamation
  2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm:
  3. To show to be
To formally signal the start of (a meeting or function or assembly or court).
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  1. To formally signal the start of (a meeting or function or assembly or court).
To send away for, to request a delivery of.
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  1. To send away for, to request a delivery of.
  2. To order or summon (a person) to one's presence.
To seem enticing (to); attract; lure
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  1. To seem enticing (to); attract; lure
  2. (Intransitive) To wave and/or to nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer.
  3. To call or summon by a silent gesture
(Idiomatic, in a classroom) To select (a student).
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  1. (Idiomatic, in a classroom) To select (a student).
  2. (Idiomatic) To correct; to point out an error or untruth.
  3. (Idiomatic) To visit (a person); to pay a call to.
(Idiomatic) To become the leader, to advance into first place.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To become the leader, to advance into first place.
  2. (Idiomatic) To assume leadership over a group.
To make into law:
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  1. To make into law:
  2. To represent or perform in or as in a play; act out
  3. To act (something) out, as on a stage:
To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on:
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  1. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on:
  2. To order or decree by virtue of superior authority:
  3. To decree; order; establish; enact
(Archaic) To subject to strain or hardship:
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  1. (Archaic) To subject to strain or hardship:
  2. To assign a task to or impose a task on:
  3. To assign a task to; require or demand a piece of work of
To force to undergo or experience (something unwanted):
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  1. To force to undergo or experience (something unwanted):
  2. To give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
  3. To cause (something injurious or harmful), as to a person, group, or area:
To get or bring about by force
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  1. To get or bring about by force
  2. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
  3. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
To earnestly and solemnly entreat or request.
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  1. To earnestly and solemnly entreat or request.
  2. To command or charge solemnly, often under oath or penalty
  3. To earnestly and solemnly bind, charge, or command. Frequently, persons who are adjured are placed under oath or a threat of penalty. For example, juries are adjured to consider only the evidence presented at trial as they attempt to reach a verdict in an action.
To serve or summon with such a writ.
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  1. To serve or summon with such a writ.
  2. To summon with such an order
  3. Under penalty. A writ issued by a court commanding a person to appear, with penalties that attach for failure to comply. Under penalty. A writ issued by a court commanding a person to appear, with penalties that attach for failure to comply. The act of sending a subpoena to a witness or other person to secure his attendance and testimony at trial or other proceeding (such as deposition); generally, subpoenas are obtained and sent out by the lawyers, rather than directly by the court.
To serve as justification or reasonable grounds for (an act, belief, etc.)
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  1. To serve as justification or reasonable grounds for (an act, belief, etc.)
  2. To authorize; to give (someone) warrant or sanction (to do something).
  3. To justify; to give grounds for.
To stop at a place and ask for (someone).
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  1. To stop at a place and ask for (someone).
  2. To shout out in order to summon (a person).
  3. To ask for in a loud voice.
  1. To promulgate law.
  2. (Idiomatic) To authoritatively or dogmatically assert what is permitted or not permitted.
  3. (Law, dated) To present the law that applies to a given case.
(Idiomatic, chiefly US) To make the decisions; to be in charge; to give orders.
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  1. (Idiomatic, chiefly US) To make the decisions; to be in charge; to give orders.
To act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.
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  1. To act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.
(Informal, literally) To make a car go faster, accelerate.
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  1. (Informal, literally) To make a car go faster, accelerate.
  2. (Idiomatic) To insist, demand, or refuse.
To cause to move in a certain direction or toward a certain object; turn or point:
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  1. To cause to move in a certain direction or toward a certain object; turn or point:
  2. To turn or point (a person or thing) toward an object or goal; aim; head
  3. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
Deciding a legal point or question; for example, the judge ruled the question was admissible.
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  1. Deciding a legal point or question; for example, the judge ruled the question was admissible.
  2. (Astrol.) To be the chief influence or guide
  3. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To require (a particular case or mood)
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  1. To require (a particular case or mood)
  2. To hold in check; restrain; curb
  3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
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  1. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
  2. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
  3. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.
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  1. To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.
  2. To reject or annul (a decision or recommendation, for example):
  3. To set aside or decide against by virtue of higher authority; rule against or rule out; annul or reverse
To give direction to; shape or affect
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  1. To give direction to; shape or affect
  2. To cause (someone) to come to a decision or resolution:
  3. To reach a decision; resolve:
To receive a commission on the sales made by (a subagent)
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  1. To receive a commission on the sales made by (a subagent)
  2. (Software, object-oriented) To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.
  3. To change or cancel (an automatic function)
To hold in restraint; check.
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  1. To hold in restraint; check.
  2. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
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  1. To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
  2. To overcome or defeat:
  3. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example):
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  1. To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example):
  2. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
  3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
To serve as a guide for; conduct.
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  1. To serve as a guide for; conduct.
  2. To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
  3. To direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action
To pass or go through; live:
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  1. To pass or go through; live:
  2. A soft, ductile, heavy, bluish-gray metallic element that is extracted chiefly from galena. It is very durable and resistant to corrosion and is a poor conductor of electricity. Lead is used to make radiation shielding and containers for corrosive substances. It was once commonly used in pipes, solder, roofing, paint, and antiknock compounds in gasoline, but its use in these products has been curtailed because of its toxicity. Atomic number 82; atomic weight 207.2; melting point 327.5°C; boiling point 1,744°C; specific gravity 11.35; valence 2, 4.
  3. (--- Sports) To pass a ball or puck ahead of (a moving teammate) so that the player can receive the pass without changing direction or losing speed.