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

    One of the regalia or ornaments of state belonging to the sovereigns of England, before whom it is carried at the coronation and other great selemnities. Caps of maintenance are also carried before the mayors of several cities in England. Enc. Lond.