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


  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat From the Bide, In connection with the succession to property, the term means "collateral." Bract fol. 20b. Also, sometimes, "without right" Id. fol. 42b. In ecclesiastical law, a legate a latere is one invested With full apostolic powers; one authorized to represent the pope as if the latter were present Du Cange.