return
re·turn 1 vt
1 a: to give (an official account or report) to a superior (as by a list or statement)
return the names of all residents in the ward
return a list of jurors
b: to bring back (as a writ, verdict, or indictment) to an office or tribunal
the sheriff must return the execution...to the proper clerk within sixty days — J. H. Friedenthal et al.
the grand jury return ed six indictments
return ed a verdict of not guilty
2: to bring in or produce (as earnings or profit): yield
re·turn·able adj
return 2 n
1 a: the delivery of a court order (as a writ) to the proper officer or court
3: an account or formal report (as of an action performed or duty discharged or of facts and statistics)
census return s; esp: a set of tabulated statistics prepared for general information
— usu. used in pl.
4 a: a report of the results of balloting
election return s
b: an official declaration of the election of a candidate
each house shall be the judge of the elections, return s, and qualifications of its own membersU.S. Constitution art. I
5: a formal document executed in accordance with law on a required form showing taxable income, allowable deductions and exemptions, and the computation of the tax due – called also tax return;
6: the profit from labor, investment, or business: yield
7: something returned; specif: a paper (as a check or draft) calling for payment that is returned by a bank to the clearinghouse because of a defect (as lack of funds or insufficient endorsement)

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

return
I (go back) verb backslide, come again, come back, double back, reappear, rebound, recidivate, redire, reenter, reestablish, relapse, resume, retrace one's steps, retreat, retrograde, reverse direction, revert, reverti, revisit II (refund) verb compensate, give back, indemnify, make compensation, make good, make reparation, make restitution, pay back, reddere, reimburse, repay, restore, satisfy, settle III (respond) verb acknowledge, answer, answer back, counter, countercharge, exchange, field questions, give an answer, interchange, make a rebuttal, make a rejoinder, make acknowledgment, react, rebut, reciprocate, recriminate, rejoin, reply, respondere, retaliate, retort, riposte, say in reply, surrebut, surrejoin IV index annuity, answer (reply), answer (reply), bear (yield), benefit (betterment), commission (fee), compensate (remunerate), compensation, consideration (recompense), continuation (resumption), contribute (indemnify), contribution (indemnification), discharge (payment), dividend, escheat, indemnification, indemnity, output, pay, payment (act of paying), perquisite, poll (canvass), proceed (continue), profit, quit (repay), reaction (response), rebate, reciprocate, reciprocity, recommit, recompense, reconversion, recoup (reimburse), recovery (repossession), recrudescence, recur, redemption, refund (noun), refund (verb), regress, rehabilitation, reinstate, relapse (noun), relapse (verb), remand, remuneration, rendition (restoration), renewal, rent, reparation (indemnification), repay, repeat (do again), reply (noun), reply (verb), reprisal, requital, response, restitution, retaliate, retort, retribution, revenue, reversion (act of returning), revert, revival, reward, salvage, satisfaction (discharge of debt), surrender (give back), trover, yield (produce a return)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


return
v.
To go back; to give something back to someone.
n.
(1) Profit made from an investment.
(2) An official report, such as a census report or a report filed by a sheriff or other officer after serving process on someone; a report of the results of an election.
(3) A document filed by a taxpayer with the Internal Revenue Service, summarizing a year’s income, deductions, and taxes paid; also called a tax return

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


return
n.
1 An officer of the court's bringing back a court-issued document, such as a writ, and reporting how the officer had done or why he had not done what that document had ordered.
2 An income tax return.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


return
To bring, carry, or send back; to restore, redeliver, or replace in the custody of someone.
Merchandise brought back to a seller for credit or a refund. The profit made on a sale; the income from an investment. A schedule of information required by some governmental agencies, such as the tax return that must be submitted to the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.
The official report made by a court, body of magistrates, or other official board charged with counting votes cast in an election. The redelivery of a writ, notice, or other form of legal process to the court after its proper service on the defendant or after it cannot be served.

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


return
I
To bring, carry, or send back; to restore, redeliver, or replace in the custody of someone.
 
Merchandise brought back to a seller for credit or a refund. The profit made on a sale; the income from an investment. A schedule of information required by some governmental agencies, such as the tax return that must be submitted to the internal revenue service.
 
The official report made by a court, body of magistrates, or other official board charged with counting votes cast in an election. The redelivery of a writ, notice, or other form of legal process to the court after its proper service on the defendant or after it cannot be served.
II A report to a judge by police on the implementation of an arrest or search warrant. Also, a report to a judge in reply to a subpoena, civil or criminal.

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

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