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 ancient Roman marriage ceremony.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Roman law. A sacrificial rite resorted to by marrying persons of high patrician or priestly degree, for the purpose of clothing the husband with the manus over his wlfe; the civil modes of effecting the same thing being coemptio, (formal,) and usus mulieris, (informal.) Brown.