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

    An ancient writ, which was addressed by the king to the lord chancellor, to bestow the benefice that should first fall in the royal glft, above or under a specified value, upon a person named therein. Reg. Orig. 307.