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

    Lat. In the civil law. A great-great-grandfather's brother, (abavi frater.) Inst. 3, 6, 6; Dig. 38, 10, 3. Called patruus maximus. Id. 38, 10, 10, 17. Called, by Bracton and Fleto, abpatruus magnus. Bract. foL 68b; Fleto, lib. 6, c. 2, ยง 17.

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