Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    L. Lat. In old English law. An abatement of freehold; an entry upon lands by way of interposition between the dcath of the ancestor and the entry of the heir. Co. Litt. 277a; Yel. 151.

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