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

    A decennial official count by the United States government of the inhabitants and wealth of the country. See 149 Ind. 255, 48 N. E. 1025.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The official counting or enumeration of the people of a state or nation, with statistics of wealth, commerce, education, etc. Huntington v. Cast, 149 Ind. 255, 48 N. E. 1025; Republic v. Paris, 10 Hawaii, 581. In Roman law. A numbering or enrollment of the people, with a valuation of their fortunes. In old European law. A tax, or tribute; a toll. Montesq. Esprit des Lois, liv. 30, c. 14