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

    An entry recording one’s commitment.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In practice. An order or minute, setting forth that the person named in it is committed to the custody of the sheriff.
    —Committitur piece. An instrument in writing on paper or parchment, which ebarges a person, already in prison, in execution at the suit of the person who arrested him. 2 Chit. Archb. Pr. (12th Ed.) 1208.