" as set out by the Youth Criminal Justice "

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"The person is a youth as set out by the Youth Criminal Justice Act and can not be identified. "This sentence is from my kid's newsletter.

 

What function is "as " ? is it  a preposition? but it is followed by a pharasal verb "set out".

 

What is the meaning of "set out"? I checked the dictionary of Pherasal verbs( Cobuild), the clarification is "if you set out to do something, you start taking action or making plan with the intention of achieving a particular result" . it doesn't make sense.

 

Thanks!

edited Sep 21 '11 at 16:42 JunweiZheng New member

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