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 request of an infant party to a real action for a stay of proceedings until his majority.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A suggestion of nonage, made by an infant party to a real action. with a prayer that the proceedings may be deferred until his full age. It is now abolished. St. 11 Geo. IV.; 1 Wm. IV. c. 37, ยง 10; 1 Lil. Reg. 54; 3 Bl. Comm. 300.