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

    The judgment or mind of the court.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A metaphorical expression, signifying the conscience, discretion or recollection of the judge. During the term of a court, the record is said to remain "in the breast of the judges of the court and in their remembrance." Ch Litt. 260a; 3 Bl. Comm. 407.