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

    To cultivate; to reclaim waste land.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To take to one's proper and separate use. To improve; to enhance the value or profits of anything. To inclose and cultivate common or waste land. To approve common or waste land is to inclose and convert it to the purposes of husbandry, which the owner might always do, provided he left common sufficient for such as were entitled to it. St. Mert. c. 4; St. Westm. 2, c. 46; 2 Bl. Comm. 34; 3 Bl. Comm. 240; 2 Steph. Comm. 7; 3 Kent, Comm. 406. In old criminal law. To accuse or prove; to accuse an accomplice by giving evidence against him.