Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • As
    Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. In the Roman and civil law. A pound weight; and a coin originally weighing a pound, (called also "libra;") divided into twelve parts, called "unciæ." Any integral sum, subject to division in certain proportions. Frequently applied in the civli law to inheritances; the whole inheritance being termed "as," and its several proportionate parts "sextans," "quadrans," etc. Burrill. The term "as," and the multiples of its unciæ, were also used to denote the rates of interest. 2 Bl. Comm. 462, note m.