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in re

[ in -ree, rey ]
/ ɪn ˈri, ˈreɪ /
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preposition

in the matter of.

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Origin of in re

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for in re

in re
/ (ɪn ˈreɪ) /

preposition

in the matter of: used esp in bankruptcy proceedings
C17: from Latin
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