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 bodily injury wherein the skin is unbroken; usually no more than a temporary contusion. See n Mich. 7, 44 N. W. 158. Brukbam. (Swedish) A legitimized child conceived in rape.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In medical jurisprudence. A contusion; an injury upon the flesh of a person with a blunt or heavy instrument, without solution of continuity or without breaking the skin. Shadock v. Road Co., 79 Mich. 7, 44 N. W. 158; Sinte v. Owen. 5 N. C. 452, 4 Am. Dec. 571.