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 baron; a knight; a freeman.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An old law term signifying, originally, a "man," whether slave or free. In. later usage, a "freeman." a "strong man, a "good soldier," a "baron;" also a "vassal," or "feudal tenant or client," and "husband," the last being the most common meaning of the word.