Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A remark, note or commentary on some passage of a book, intended to illustrate its meaning. Webster. In the civil law. An imperial rescript signed by the emperor. The answers of the prince to questions put to him by private persons respecting some doubtful point of law. Summoning an absentee. Dig. 1, 5. The designation of a place of deportation. Dig. 32, 1, 3.