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 for assistance of another to help a party to a real action to plead because of the feebleness of his own estate. See 3 Bl. Comm. 300.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English practice. A proccedmg formerly made use of, by way of petition in court, praying in aid of the tenant for life, etc., from the reversioner or remainder-man, when the title to the inheritance was in question. It was a plea in suspension of the action. 3 Bl. Comm. 300.