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

    By common usage in America, this term, in such phrases as "colored persons," "the colored race," "colored men," and the llke, is used to designate negroes or persons of the African race, , including all persons of mixed blood descended from negro ancestry. Van Camp v. Board of Education, 9 Ohio St. 411; U. S. v. La Coste, 26 Fed. Cas. 829; Jones v. Com., 80 Va. 542; Heim v. Bridault, 37 Miss. 222; State v. Chavers, 50 N. O. 15; Johnson v. Norwich, 29 Co.nn. 407.