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 sort of temporary patent to protect a claimant of land pending issue of title papers. See 1 Tex. 790.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Spanish-American law. A document issued to a claimant of land as a protection to him, until a survey can be ordered, and the title of possession issued by an authorized commissioner. Trimble v. Smither's Admit, 1 Tex. 790.