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

    A method of anthropometry, used chiefly for the Identification of criminals and other persons, consisting of the inking and recording of a system of numerous, minute, and uniform measurements of various parts of the human body, absolutely and In relation to each other, the facial, cranial, and other angles, and of any eccentricities or abnormalities noticed in the individual.