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 decide against; to convict; to allege; to proffer; to deposit, as a ballot.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    p. p. Overthrown, worsted or defeated in an action.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    v. In old English practice. To allege, offer or present; to proffer by way of excuse, (as to "cast an essoin.") This word is now used as a popular, rather than a technical, term, in the sense of to overcome, overthrow, or defeat in a civll action at law.
    —Cast away. To cast away a ship la to do such an act upon or in regard to it as causes it to perish or be lost, so as to be irrecoverable by ordinary means. The term is synonymous with "destroy," which means to unfit a vessel for service beyond the hope of recovery by ordinary means. U. S. v. Johns, 26 Fed. Gas. 616; U. S. v. Vanranst, 28 Fed. Cas. 360.