Sheweth

Meaning

To show humbly, to establish, to prove

Easy way to remember

Shew (pronouced show) is an archaic spelling of the word show

Explanation

It is commonly used in applications and petitions to a court, where the petitioner would like to humbly present the facts of the matter in his application. Although this word is archaic, it is still commonly used. It may alternatively be replaced with some other phrase like:

The petitioner humbly submits as follows:

Example

Special Leave Petition:

Most respectfully sheweth…

 

Further Reading

http://blog.livemint.com/2012/04/04/often-enough-then-you-are-an-old-hand-at-ignoring-these-fossilized-usages-of-the-english-language-if-none-then-welcome-to-the-world-of-uneasy-legalese-in-india/

 

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