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 French law. The act of one who succeeds in controlling the will of another, so as to become master of it; nsed in an invidious sense. Zerega v. Percl-vsl, 46 La. Ann. 590, 15 South. 476.