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Custody [ˈkʌstədi] (n) when sb is responsible for keeping and looking after sth; in the custody of

Course of action : an action or series of actions that you could take in order to deal with a particular situation


Preserve [prɪˈzɚv] (vt) to keep sth or sb from being harmed, destroyed, or changed too much

Trustee (cn) a person or an organization that is responsible for managing money or property for another person or group of

Hostile takeover/bid : a situation in which a company tries to buy another company which does not want to be bought

To ward sth off (phv) to do sth to protect yourself from an illness, danger, attack, etc

Retract [rɪˈtrækt] (vt) if you retract sth that you said or agreed, you say that you did not mean it; retraction (n) SYN)

Perpetuate [pɚˈpɛtʆuˌeɪt] (vt) to make sth such as a bad situation, a belief, etc. continue for a long time

Precedence [ˈpresɪdəns] (un) to take/have over sth/sb: the condition of being more important than sb else and therefore
coming or being dealt with first ; SYN) priority

Uphold [ʌpˈhoʊld] (vt) to defend or support a law, system, or principle so that it is not made weaker

Consummate [ˈkɑnsəˌmeɪt] (vt) to make sth such as an agreement complete; consummation [ˌkɑnsəˈmeɪʆən] (un)

Direct (vt) to be in charge of sth

Exert [ɪgˈzɚt] (vt) to use your authority, power, influence, etc. to make sth happen

Extensive [ɪkˈstensɪv] (adj) containing a lot of information and details

Proportionate [prəˈpɔrʆənɪt] (adj) increasing or decreasing in size, amount or degree according to changes in sth else;
proportionately (adv) SYN) proportional

Testify [ˈtestəˌfaɪ] (v) to make a formal statement of what is true, especially in a court of law

Testimony [ˈtestəˌmoʊni] (n) a formal statement of what is true, especially one made in a court of law

Impartial [ɪmˈpɑrʆəl] (adj) not supporting one person or group more than another SYN) neutral, unbiased


Bind [baɪnd] (bound) (vt) if you are bound by an agreement or promise, you must do what you agreed or promised to do

Proceedings [prəˈsidɪŋz] (n, pl) actions taken in a court or law or in a legal case


Potential (un) the possibility that sth will develop in a particular way, or have a particular effect

Exist [ɪgˈzɪst] (vi) to be real or alive

Favor [ˈfeɪvɚ] (vt) to prefer sb or sth to other things or people, especially when there are several to choose from; favor sth/sb
over sb/sth

Allocate [ˈæləˌkeɪt] (vt) to decide to use a particular amount of money, time, etc. for a particular purpose: allocation
[æləˈkeɪʆən] (un)