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. Arms; weapons, offensive and defensive; armor; arms or cognizances of families.
    —Arms Dare. To dub or make a knight.
    — Anna moluta. Sharp weapons that cut, in contradistinction to such as are blunt, which only break or bruise. Fleta, lib. 1, c. 33, par., 6.
    —Arma reversata. Reversed arms, a punishment for a traitor or felon. Cowell. Anna in armatos sumere jura sinunt. The laws permit the taking up of arms against armed persons. 2 Inst 574.