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 bill in equity by which the plaintiff, hav. ing no claim against the defendants, seeks to compel them to litigate their claims in respect to property in his hands and thus to relieve himself of responsibility. 1 Cow. (N. Y.) 691.