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

    An order, imperative direction or behest. State v. Mann, 2 N. C. 4; Barney v. Hayes, 11 Mont 571, 29 Pac. 282, 28 Am. St. Rep. 495.