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

    In the year of our Lord; since the birth of Christ.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the year of the Lord. Commonly abbreviated A. D. The computation of time, according to the Christian era, dates from the birth of Christ. This phrase has become Anglicized by adoption, so that an indictment or declaration containing the words "Anno Domini" is not demurrable as not being in the English language. State v. Gilbert, 13 Vt. 647; Halev. Vesper, Smith (N. Hil 283.