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

    An affidavit stating that the defendant has stated his case and all of the facts of his case to his attorney and is by him informed and verily believes that he has a good defense to the merits of the action. See 20 Pa. 387, 59 Am. Dec. 728.