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

    Weighing with a balance or steelyard.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English law. An ancient mode of weighing, described by Cowell as "a kind of weight with scales hanging or hooks fastened tp each end of a staff, which a man, lifting up upon his forefinger or hand, discerneth the quality or difference between the weight and the thing weighed."