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

    A divining rod; a rod used in making livery of seisin.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A rod, staff or wand, used in old English practice in making livery of seisin where no building stood on the land, (Bract. 40;) a stick or wand, by the erection of which on the land involved in a real action the defendant was summoned to put in his appearance; this was called "baculus nuntiatorius." 3 Bl. Comm. 279.