Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. A share or division of land; champerty. In old Scotch law. A gift or bribe, taken by any great man or Judge from any person, for delay of just actions, or furthering of wrongous actions, whether it be lands or any goods movable, Skene.