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

    Burning.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Burning. In old English law. The punishment inflicted upon apostates.
    —Combustio domornm. Houseburning; arson. 4 Bl. Comm. 272.
    —Combnstio pecuniæ. Burning of money; the ancient method of testing mixed and corrupt money, paid into the exchequer, by melting it down.