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OBTAIN Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

To acquire; to get hold of by effort; to get and retain possession of; as. in the offense of “obtaining” money or property by false pretenses. See Com. v. Schmunk, 207 Pa. 544, 56 Atl. 10S8, 99 Am. St. Rep. 801; People v. General Sessions, 13 Ilun (N. Y.) 400: State v. Will, 49 La. Ann. 1337. 22 South. 378; Sundmacher v. Block, 39 111. App. 553. Obtemperandnm est consnetudini ra- tionabili tanquam legi. 4 Coke, 38. A reasonable custom is to be obeyed as a law.


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