ex·hib·it / igˈzibit/ • v. [tr.] 1. publicly display (a work of art or item of interest) in an art gallery or museum or at a trade fair: only one sculpture was exhibited in the artist's lifetime. ∎ [intr.] (of an artist) display one's work to the public in an art gallery or museum: she was invited to exhibit at several French museums. ∎ (usu. be exhibited) publicly display the work of (an artist) in an art gallery or museum: no foreign painters were exhibited.2. manifest or deliberately display (a quality or a type of behavior): he could exhibit a saintlike submissiveness. ∎ show as a sign or symptom: patients with alcoholic liver disease exhibit many biochemical abnormalities.• n. an object or collection of objects on public display in an art gallery or museum or at a trade fair: the museum is rich in exhibits. ∎ an exhibition: people flocked to the exhibit in record-breaking numbers. ∎ Law a document or other object produced in a court as evidence.
As a verb, to show or display; to offer or present for inspection. To produce anything in public, so that it may be taken into possession. To present; to offer publicly or officially; to file of record. To administer; to cause to be taken, as medicines. To submit to a court or officer in the course of proceedings.
As a noun, a paper or document produced and exhibited to a court during a trial or hearing, or to a person taking depositions, or to auditors or arbitrators as a voucher, or in proof of facts, or as otherwise connected with the subject matter, and which, on being accepted, is marked for identification and annexed to the deposition, report, or other principal document, or filed of record, or otherwise made a part of the case.
A paper, document, chart, map, or the like, referred to and made a part of anaffidavit, pleading, or brief. An item of physical, tangible evidence that is to be or has been offered to the court for inspection.
So exhibition visible display XIV; †maintenance, allowance XV (surviving in spec. sense of school or college bursary XVII); public display of objects, etc. XVIII. — (O)F. — late L. (delivery, maintenance).