re·port 1 n: a usu. detailed account or statement: as
a: an account or statement of the facts of a case heard and of the decision and opinion of the court or of a quasi-judicial tribunal determining the case
b: a written submission of a question of law (as by a lower court) to an appellate court for review before final decision is entered
c: a usu. formal and sometimes official statement giving the conclusions and recommendations of a person (as a master) or group (as a legislative committee) authorized or delegated to consider a matter or proposal
the committee made an unfavorable report on the bill
d: a usu. formal account of the results of an investigation given by a person or group delegated or authorized to make the investigation
e: an analysis of operations and progress and a statement of future plans made at stated intervals by an administrator or executive or group of executives to those to whom such a report is owed
the board of directors issued its annual report to the stockholders
report 2 vt
1 a: to make a written record or summary of
report a case
b: to make a shorthand record of
2 a: to give a formal or official account or statement of
b: to return or present (a matter officially referred for consideration) with conclusions or recommendations; specif: report out
c: to announce or relate as the result of a special search, examination, or investigation
d: to make known to the proper authorities
report ed the fire
e: to make a charge of misconduct against
report ed him for harassment
1: to present oneself
report ed for jury duty
2: to make, issue, submit, or present a report
the committee will report this afternoon

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

I (detailed account) noun account, address, article, brief, broadcast, bulletin, chronicle, communication, criticism, description, digest, disclosure, dissemination, exposition, history, information, intelligence, manifesto, message, minute, narration, news, news story, note, notice, notification, proclamation, propagation, recapitulation, recital, recitation, record, recounting, relatio, relation, release, renuntiatio, revelation, review, saga, specification, statement, summary, talk, tidings, ventilation associated concepts: accident report, grand jury report II (rumor) noun bruit, fama, gossip, grapevine, hearsay, hint, intimation, scuttlebutt, talk, tattle, unconfirmed report, unverified news, whisper III (disclose) verb acquaint, adferre, advise, air, announce, annunciate, apprise, broadcast, bruit, circulate publicly, communicate, declare, deliver information, describe, detail, disseminate, divulgate, divulge, enlighten, expose, expound, express, give an account of, give the facts, herald, impart, inform, make an announcement, make known, mention, notify, outline, proclaim, promulgate, publish, recite, recount, referre, renuntiare, report, reveal, set forth, speak about, specify, state, tell, testify to, unmask, voice, write up IV (present oneself) verb announce one's presence, answer, answer a summons, appear, appear for duty, arrive, attend, be at hand, be in attendance, check in, come, comparere, fulfill an engagement, meet, present oneself, put in an appearance, reveal oneself, show oneself V index annunciate, apprise, betray (disclose), bill (invoice), book, canvass, comment, communication (statement), conclusion (determination), convey (communicate), delineate, delineation, depict, detail (particularize), disabuse, disclose, disclosure (something disclosed), dispatch (message), disseminate, divulge, document, enlighten, enter (record), entry (record), file, finding, form (document), hearsay, herald, holding (ruling of a court), inform (notify), intelligence (news), issuance, judgment (formal court decree), memorandum, mention (reference), mention, narration, notice (announcement), notification, notify, observation, opinion (judicial decision), outline (synopsis), portray, post, proclaim, promulgate, pronouncement, propagate (spread), publication (disclosure), publicity, publish, quote, recital, recite, record, recount, relate (tell), rendition (explication), repeat (state again), repercussion, report (disclose), representation (statement), reputation, review (critical evaluation), scenario, signify (inform), speak, statement, story (narrative), summary, tip (clue)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

An account of something that has happened; a formal written or oral statement made by an official who has investigated some matter.
To provide an account of an event, either oral or written, based on investigation or observation.

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

An official or formal statement of facts or proceedings. To give an account of; to relate; to tell or convey information; the written statement of such an account.

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

An official or formal statement of facts or proceedings. To give an account of; to relate; to tell or convey information; the written statement of such an account.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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