en·gross /in-'grōs/ vt [Anglo-French engrosser to put (a legal document) in final form, from Medieval Latin ingrossare, from in grossam (put) into final form, literally, (written) in large (letter)]: to prepare the usu. final handwritten or printed text of (as a bill or resolution) esp. for final passage or approval
the amendment was ordered to be engross edCongressional Record see also engrossed bill at bill 1 compare enroll
◇ A bill or resolution is engrossed in the Congress and some state legislatures before its third reading and final passage by one of the legislative houses.
en·gross·ment n

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

I (copy) verb address, assimilate, inscribe, inscroll, record, scribe, scroll, superscribe, transcribe, write, write out II (monopolize) verb absorb, busy, obsess, consume, corner, devour, drink in, employ, engage, haunt, have all to oneself, immerse, impropriate, occupy, preoccupy, take up III index engage (involve), interest, monopolize, occupy (engage)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

a term used in conveyancing practice for preparing a final fair copy of a deed on whatever, for the time being, accepted as deed paper. Engrossing is the present participle and is also an obsolete term for the obsolete crime of forestalling.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

v. Archaic To prepare a document, such as a deed or a legislative bill, for execution or passage.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

To print a final copy of a document. In archaic criminal law, engrossment was the process of forcing higher the price of a good by buying it up and creating a monopoly.

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

To print a final copy of a document. In archaic criminal law, engrossment was the process of forcing higher the price of a good by buying it up and creating a monopoly.

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

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  • engross — c.1400, to buy up the whole stock of (in Anglo French from c.1300), from O.Fr. en gros in bulk, in a large quantity, at wholesale, as opposed to en detail. See GROSS (Cf. gross). Figurative sense of absorb the whole attention is first attested… …   Etymology dictionary

  • engross — *monopolize, absorb, consume Analogous words: utilize, employ, *use, apply: control, manage (see CONDUCT) Contrasted words: distract, bewilder (see PUZZLE): dissipate, *scatter, disperse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • engross — [v] hold one’s attention absorb, apply, arrest, assimilate, attract, become lost, be hung*, bewitch, busy, captivate, consume, corner, engage, engulf, enrapture, enthrall, fascinate, fill, grip, hog*, immerse, involve, monopolize, occupy,… …   New thesaurus

  • engross — ► VERB 1) (often be engrossed in) absorb all the attention of. 2) Law produce (a legal document) in its final or definitive form. ORIGIN sense 1 is from Latin in grosso wholesale ; sense 2 is from Latin ingrossare write in large letters …   English terms dictionary

  • engross — [en grōs′, in grōs′] vt. [ME engrossen < OFr engrosser, to acquire in large quantity (< en , in + gros, large < L grossus) & engroissier, to become thick < en + groisse, thickness < VL * grossia < L grossus: see GROSS] 1. a) to… …   English World dictionary

  • engross — Synonyms and related words: absorb, absorb the attention, adsorb, apply, arrest, assimilate, attract, become overweight, blot, blot up, busy, buy, buy back, buy in, buy into, buy off, buy on credit, buy up, captivate, catch, charm, chemisorb,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • engross — UK [ɪnˈɡrəʊs] / US [ɪnˈɡroʊs] verb [transitive] Word forms engross : present tense I/you/we/they engross he/she/it engrosses present participle engrossing past tense engrossed past participle engrossed if something engrosses you, you think about… …   English dictionary

  • engross — engrossedly /en groh sid lee, grohst /, adv. engrosser, n. /en grohs /, v.t. 1. to occupy completely, as the mind or attention; absorb: Their discussion engrossed his attention. She is engrossed in her work. 2. to write or copy in a clear,… …   Universalium

  • engross — en|gross [ınˈgrəus US ˈgrous] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Anglo French; Origin: engrosser, from French en gros in a mass, by wholesale ] if something engrosses you, it interests you so much that you do not notice anything else ▪ The scene was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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