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 complaint; an outcry; a claim.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In old English law. A claim or complaint; an outcry; clamor. In the civil law. A claimant. A debt; anything claimed from another. A proclamation; an accusation. Du Cange.