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 Scotch law obligation of a very binding nature.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Scotch law. A name descriptive of a class of obligations marked by unusual severity. A debtor who is under an obligation of this kind cannot claim the benefit of the act of grace, the privilege of sanctuary or the cessio bonorum. Ersk. Inst. llb. 3, tit. 3, § 62.