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

    Accidental; of unknown origin; one irregularly employed as a servant.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    That which happens accidentally or is brought about by causes unknown ; fortuitous; the result of chance. Lewis v. Lofley, 92 Ga. 804, 19 S. E. 57.
    —Casual ejector. In practice. The nominal defendant in an action of ejectment; so called because, by a fiction of law peculiar to that action, he is supposed to come casually or by accident upon the premises, and to turn out or eject the lawful possessor. 3 Bl. Comm. 203; 3 Steph. Comm 670 ; French v. Robb, 67 N. J. Law. 260, 51 Atl. 509, 57 In R. A. 956, 91 Am. St Rep. 433.
    —Casual evidence. A phrase used to denote (in contradistinction to "preappointed evidence") all such evidence as happens to be adducible of a fact or event, but which was not prescribed by statute or otherwise arranged beforehand to be the evidence of the fact or event. Brown.
    —Casual pauper. A poor person who, in England, applies for relief in a parish other than that of his settlement. The ward in the work-house to which they are admitted is called the "casual ward."
    —Casual poor. In English law. Those who are not settled in a parish. Such poor persons as are suddenly taken sick, or meet with some accident, when away from home, and who are thus providentially thrown upon the charities of those among whom they happen to be. Force v. Haines, 17 N. J. Law, 405.