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Posted by Henry on May 22, 2004

In Reply to: Refer posted by utah -fan on May 22, 2004

: Hello to my friends,
: Could anyone tell me what refer means in this sentence?
: Many lawyers *refer* to the precedent-setting case.

: regards,

The lawyers look up or quote details of the earlier hearing and judgement. If the lawyers have a case similar to the earlier one, a judge is likely to follow the precedent set in the earlier case.