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

    Lat. In old English law. A ring; the ring of a door. Per haspam vel annutum hostii exterioris; by the hasp or ring of the outer door. Fleta, llb. 3, c. 15, ยง 5.