reference


reference
ref·er·ence /'re-frəns, -fə-rəns/ n
1: an act of referring; specif: mention or citation of one document (as a statute) in another
a municipality may adopt by reference all or a part of this titleAlaska Statutes see also incorporate
2: a referral esp. to a legislative committee or master; also: an order referring a matter to a master
evidence upon all matters embraced in the referenceFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 53(c)

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

reference
I (allusion) noun attribution, clue, connotation, cue, hint, implication, implied indication, imputation, incidental mention, indication, indirect implication, inference, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, mention, ratio, referment, subtle communication, suggestion II (citation) noun ascription, assignation, assignment, authority, citing, connecting, credit, data, derivation from, designation, documentation, enumeration, indicating, mention, mentioning, pointing out, quotation, quoted passage, quoting, recitation, referment, referral, relating, source, source material, substantiation associated concepts: incorporation by reference foreign phrases:
- Verba relata hoc maxime operantur per referentiam, utin eis inesse videntur. — Words incorporated by reference have as great an effect through reference, as they are deemed to be inserted
III (recommendation) noun affirmation, assurance, attestation, attesting declaration, authenticated confirmation, averment, avouchment, avowal, avowance, certificate of character, certification, commendation, confirmation, declaration, endorsement, laudation, letter in support, letter of introduction, letter of recommendation, substantiation, testification, testimony, validification, verification, voucher, vouching, witnessing IV index attribution, citation (attribution), connection (relation), connotation, derivation, documentation, excerpt, guidance, indication, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, recommendation, referral, relation (connection), relevance, reminder

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reference
n.
(1) A citation; a mention of the source of information; a book or other document used as a source of information.
(2) A person who provides information about another person, usually to a prospective employer; a letter from a person providing information about another person.
(3) The act of referring a matter to another body.
v.
refer

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


reference
The process by which a tribunal sends a civil action, or a particular issue in the action, to an individual who has been appointed by the tribunal to hear and decide upon it, or to obtain evidence, and make a report to the court.

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


reference
The process by which a tribunal sends a civil action, or a particular issue in the action, to an individual who has been appointed by the tribunal to hear and decide upon it, or to obtain evidence, and make a report to the court.

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

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