A description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of themeaning of a word or term. Webster. The process of stating the exact meaning of aword by means of other words. Worcester. See Warner v. Beers, 23 Wend. (N. Y.) 103;Marvin v. State, 19 Ind. 181; Mickle v. Miles, 1 Grant, Cas. (Pa.) 328.

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