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

    Any improper act done by a judge in an action pending an appeal from his decision.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. He attempts. In the civil and canon law. Anything wrongfully innovated or attempted in a suit by an inferior judge, (or judge a quo,) pending an appeal. 1 Addams, 22, note; Shelf. Mar. & Div. 562.