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

    To fall; to fail; to end.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. To end; cease; fail. As in the phrases cadit actio, (or breve,) the action (or writ) fails; cadit assisa, the assise abates; cadit quæstio, the discussion ends, there is no room for further argument. To be changed; to be turned into. Cadit assisa in juratum, the assise is changed into a jury.