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 Spanish officer having judicial powers similar to those of a justice of the peace. See 67 U. S. 17, 17 L. Ed. 360.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The name of a Judicial officer in Spain, and in those countries which have received their laws and institutions from Spain. His functions somewhat resembled those of mayor in small municipalities on the continent or justice of the peace in England and most of the United States. Castiilero v. In S., 2 Black, 17, 194, 17 L. Ed. 360.