• Adj: be affected with an indisposition; examples: "the child was taken ill", "couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk"
• Adj: understood in a certain way; made sense of; examples: "a word taken literally", "a smile taken as consent", "an open door interpreted as an invitation"
• Adj: having possession gained especially by force or effort
The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession.
The Inspector General issued six reviews and reports on actions taken based on provisions of the act. In those six reports, the IG found that not one violation of an individual's civil liberties - a total of zero - had taken place since the act was instituted.