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

    Meaning within U. S. Rev. Stats., ยงยง 2339, 2340, U. S. Comp. Stats. 1901, p. 1437, 7 Fed. Stat. Ann., pp. 1090, 1096, defined where jurisdiction had not recognized doctrine of prior appropriation. See 70 L. R. A. 971.