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

    In old records. A box, cabinet or repository in which were preserved the relica of martyrs. Spelman. A small building in which relics were preserved; an oratory or chapel. Id. In old English law. A chapel. Fleta, lib, 5, c. 12, ยง 1; Spelman; Cowell.