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

    Lat. In the Roman law. A division of the as or pound, consisting of eight unciƦ or duodecimal parts, and amounting to two-thirds of the as. 2 BL Comm. 462, note m. Two-thirds of an inheritance, Inst. 2, 14, 5. Eight per cent, interest 2 Bl. Comm. nbi supra.