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

    Disposition; intention, impulse or affection of the mind. One of the causes for a chuilenge of a juror is propter affectum, on acoount of a suspicion of bios or favor. 3 Bl. Comm. 363; Co. litt. 156.