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

    A farmer; a tenant.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil law. One who Inhabits or occupies land near a place, as one who dwells by a river, or on the bank of a river. Dig. 43, 13, 3, 6. In feudal law. A husbandman; an agri-cnitural tenant; a tenant of a manor. Spelman. A name given to a class of villeins in Italy. Barr. St 302.