semble

sem·​ble | \ ˈsem-bəl \

Legal Definition of semble

: it seems semble that the two statutes are consistent used chiefly to indicate obiter dictum usually parenthetically following a citation or to introduce a tentative thought

History and Etymology for semble

Anglo-French, third person singular present indicative of sembler to seem

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“Semble.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/semble. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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