means n pl but sing or pl in constr1 a: something enabling one to achieve a desired enda means of self-defenseb: cause (1)2: resources (as income and assets) at one's disposal
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
assets, finances, resource, resources, wealth, wherewithal
associated concepts: means doctrine, means of knowledge, means of satisfaction, means of support
application, capacity, devices, employment, fashion, form, guise handiness, manner, measures, method, mode, serviceability, style, system, tone, usage, use, ways, wherewithal
access (opening), appliance, conduit (channel), determinant, effects, expedient, facility (instrumentality), forum (medium), instrument (tool), instrumentality, livelihood, medium, method, mode, modus operandi, money, organ, process (course), recourse, reserve, resource, stopgap, substance (material possessions), system, tool, use, way (manner)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.(1) Resources, especially financial.(2) The action or method that allows something to happen.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
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means — ► PLURAL NOUN (also treated as sing. ) 1) an agent or method for achieving a result. 2) financial resources; income. 3) substantial resources; wealth. ● by all means Cf. ↑by all means ● by means of Cf. ↑ … English terms dictionary
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