Definition of DEVELOP in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DEVELOP

To progress to a more advanced state or condition, as an injury. Rabin v. Central Business Men's Ass'n, 116 Kan. 280, 226 P. 764, 766, 38 A.L.R. 26. To bring, or attempt to bring, to a state of fruition; to continue the work in hand, as in operating under an oil and gas lease, in a manner that would discover oil, if it existed, and promote its production. Lacer v. Sumpter, 198 Ky. 752, 249 S.W. 1026, 1027. To unfold more completely; to evolve the possibilities or power of; to make active; to perfect; advance; further; to make; to increase; to promote the growth of. Leingang v. Geller, Ward & Hasner Hardware Co., 335 Mo. 549, 73 S.W.2d 256, 261.

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