refer


refer
re·fer /ri-'fər/ vt re·ferred, re·fer·ring: to send or direct for treatment, aid, service, information, or decision
referred the debtor to an attorney with expertise in bankruptcy; specif: commit (1c)

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

refer
I (direct attention) verb adduce, allude, appertain, apply, assign, bear upon, cite, concern, connect, connote, denote, hint at, indicate, mention, perstringere, pertain, point, quote, relate, signify, suggest, touch on II (send for action) verb ask help of, assign, call in, call on, consign, consult, deliver, entrust, recommend, referre, seek advice, send, submit, transfer III index appertain, apply (pertain), assign (transfer ownership), confer (consult), delegate, hint, pertain, quote, relegate, remit (submit for consideration), submit (give)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


refer
v.
(1) To direct attention or allude to something.
(2) To send a matter to some other body; to send a case to a referee for investigation; to submit a contract to arbitration.
n.
reference

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

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