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

    The instrument forming the confederation of the original thirteen states of the Union, in force from March 1, 1781, to March 4, 1789. See 5 Wheat. (U. S.) 420, 5 L. Ed. 124.