frame


frame
frame vt framed, fram·ing
1: to formulate the contents of and draw up (as a document)
in the two hundred years since our Constitution was framed — W. J. Brennan, Jr.
2: to contrive the evidence against (as an innocent person) so that a verdict of guilty is assured

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

frame
I (mood) noun animus, attitude, bent, character, condition, constitution, cue, disposition, fiber, grain, heart, makeup, mental constitution, mettle, mind, nature, proclivity, proneness, propensity, spirit, state of feeling, state of mind, streak, temper, temperament II (structure) noun build, building, chassis, compages, construction, fabric, framework, groundwork, shell, skeleton, support III (charge falsely) verb accuse falsely, accuse unfairly, accuse unjustly, bear false witness, blame falsely, blame unfairly, blame unjustly, charge unfairly, charge unjustly, conspire against, criminate falsely, criminate unfairly, criminate unjustly, denounce falsely, denounce unfairly, denounce unjustly, fabricate evidence, fake charges against, falsely call to account, hatch a plot against, impeach falsely, impeach unfairly, impeach unjustly, implicate falsely, implicate unfairly, implicate unjustly, incriminate unjustly, inculpate falsely, inculpate unfairly, inculpate unjustly, lay a plot, lie against, make false statements, perjure oneself, prearrange fraudulently, swear falsely, tell falsehoods about, tell lies about, trump up a charge, unfairly call to account, unjustly call to account, unjustly involve IV (construct) verb block out, build, carpenter, coin, compose, concoct, constitute, contrive, create, design, devise, draft, draw up, enframe, erect, fabricate, fashion, fit together, forge, form, formulate, hammer together, make, manufacture, map out, mold, organize, originate, piece together, plan, prepare, produce, put together, raise, set up, shape, sketch, systematize, write associated concepts: frame an issue V (formulate) verb arrange, cast, componere, conceive, concipere, concoct, contrive, create, design, devise, draft, draw up, excogitate, express, fashion, forge, form, formalize, hatch, invent, lay plans, make arrangements, map out, organize, originate, plan, produce, pull into shape, put into shape, scheme, set up, shape, sketch, take measures, take steps, think up, work up associated concepts: frame a complaint VI (prearrange) verb arrange, charge falsely, conspire against, contrive, contrive a result, ensure a result, fake, fake the evidence, incriminate unjustly, lie against, plan, plant the evidence, prearrange, prearrange fraudulently, predesign, predetermine, trump up, use false evidence associated concepts: framed evidence, framed testimony, perjury VII index arrange (plan), border, border (bound), build (construct), building (structure), circumscribe (surround by boundary), compose, conceive (invent), configuration (form), conjure, conspire, construction, contain (enclose), contour (outline), contour (shape), contrive, create, delineate, devise (invent), edge (border), envelop, forge (produce), form, formulate, foundation (basis), frame up, generate, make, maneuver, margin (outside limit), originate, outline (boundary), plan, plot, program, pronounce (speak), scheme

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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