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 believer in the teachings of Christ.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Pertaining to Jesus Christ or the religion founded by him; professing Christianity. The adjective is also used in senses more remote from its original meaning. Thus a "court Christian" is an ecclesiastical court; a "Christian name" is that conferred upon a person at baptism into the Christian church. As a noun, it signifies one who accepts and professes to live by the doctrines and principles of the Christian religion. Hale v. Everett, 53 N. H. 53, 16 Am. Rep. 82; State v. Buswell, 40 Neb. 358, 58 N. W. 728, 24 L. It. A. 68.
    —Christian name. The baptismal name distinct from the surname. Stratton v. Foster, 11 Me. 407. It has been said from the bench that a Christian name may consist of a single letter. Wbarton.