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


  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil and French law. Security given for the performance of any thing; bail; a band or undertaking by way of surety. Also the person who becomes a surety. In Scotch law. A pledge, bond, or other security for the performance of an obligation, or completion of the satisfaction to be obtained by a Judicial process. Bell.
    —Cautio fidejussoria. Security by means of bonds or pledges entered into by third parties. Du Cange.
    —Cantio Muciana. Security given by an heir or legatee, in older to obtain immediate possession of the inheritance or legacy, binding him and his surety for his observance of a condition annexed to the bequest, where the act which is the object of the condition is one which he must avoid committing during his whole life, e. g., that he will never marry, never leave the country, never engage in a particular trade, etc. See Mackeld. Rom. Law, § 705.
    — Cantio pignoratitia. Security given by pledge, or deposit, as plate, money, or other goods.
    —Cantio pro expensis. Security for costs, charges, or expenses.
    —Cantio nsufrnc-tuaria. Security, which tenants for life give, to preserve the property rented free from waste and injury. Ersk. Inst. 2, 9, 59.