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 deferring of judgment pending further consideration.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil law. A deferring of judgment until a cause be further examined. Calvin.; Cowell. An order for the rehearing of a cause on a day appointed, for the sake of more ample information. Halifax, Anal. b. 3, c. 13, n. 32. In French law. A duplicate of an acquittance or other instrument. A notary's copy of acts passed before him, delivered to the parties.