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

    In the civil law. The act of a person who was sued in a noxal action, i. e., for a tort or trespass committed by his slave or his animal, in relinquishing and abandoning the slave or animal to the person injured, whereby he saved himself from any further responsibility. See lust. 4, 8, 9; Fitzgerald v. Ferguson, 11 La. Aim. 396.

  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The relinquishment of an animal or a slave in settlement of liability.