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

    Letters granted to an appellant in admiralty stating that the record will be transmitted.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English admiralty practice. A term borrowed from the civil law, denoting brief dismissory letters granted to a party who appeals from an inferior to a superior court, embodying a statement of the case and a declaration that the record wlll be transmitted. This term is still sometimes applied in the admiralty courts of the United States to the papers sent up or transmitted on appeals.