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 Scotch law. An aid or support to something else. A collateral deed or writing, referring to another which has been lost, and which it is in general necessary to produce before the tenor of the lost deed can be proved by parol evidence, Ersk. Inst b. 4, tit 1, ยง 55. Used as an English word in the statute of 1 Edw. IV. c. 1, in the sense of aid, or support In the civil law. Imperfect proof. Merl. Repert. See Adminiculum.