leave vt left, leav·ing: bequeath devise

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (absence) noun absentation, break, commeatus, departure, freedom from duty, furlough, holiday, inactivity, interlude, intermission, interval of rest, leisure, liberty, nonappearance, nonattendance, parting, pause, recess, recreation time, relaxation, removal, repose, respite, rest, retirement, retreat, suspension of work, vacation associated concepts: leave of absence, sick leave II (permission) noun accordance, acquiescence, agreement, allowance, approbation, approval, assent, authorization, certification, concurrence, consent, countenance, dispensation, endorsement, exemption, favor, grace, grant, imprimatur, indorsement, indulgence, legalization, liberty, license, licentia, permissio, permittance, sanction, sufferance, tolerance, vouchsafement, warrant associated concepts: leave of court III (allow to remain) verb cease, deposit, desist, discard, disuse, drop, forbear, forget, give up, let be, let continue, let go, let stand, neglect, permit, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, set aside, shun, stop, supersede, surrender, suspend, waive associated concepts: leave no issue, leave the scene of an accident IV (depart) verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, abscond, be off, bid farewell, break away, decamp, defect, desert, disappear, discedere, drop out, embark, emigrate, escape, evacuate, excedere, exit, flee, fly, forsake, go, go away, go forth, migrate, move on, part, proricisci, pull out, quit, resign, retire, retreat, run away, secede, set out, slip away, take leave, tergiversate, vacate, vanish, withdraw V (give) verb accord, allot, apportion, assign, award, bequeath, bestow, confer, consign, demise, devise, donate, endow, entrust, give by will, grant, hand down, impart, legare, make a bequest, make a testamentary disposition, present, relinquere, settle upon, transmit, will VI index abscond, alight, bequeath, capacity (authority), charter (sanction), concession (authorization), consent, defect, demise, demit, depart, devise (give), disappear, discontinue (abandon), dispensation (exception), evacuate, fail (neglect), favor (sanction), forgo, forswear, franchise (license), freedom, furlough, give (grant), holiday, indulgence, liberty, license, move (alter position), option (choice), permission, permit, pretermit, quit (evacuate), relinquish, renounce, resign, retire (conclude a career), retire (retreat), retreat, secede, shun, sufferance, variance (exemption), withdraw, yield (submit)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To give or dispose of by will. Willful departure with intent to remain away. Permission or authorization to do something.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To give or dispose of by will. Willful departure with intent to remain away.Permission or authorization to do something.

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