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

    (Scotch) The judicial ascertainment of the amount of a claim against a decedent’s estate.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Scotch practice. A name given to a judgment or decree pronounced by a court, ascertaining the amount of a debt against the estate of a deceased landed proprietor, on cause shown or after a due investigation. Bell.