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

    Same as Cess.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    (1) An assessment or tax;
    (2) a tenant of land was said to cesse when he neglected or ceased to perform the services due to the lord. Co.. Litt. 373a, 380b.