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

    In this conflict certain rules are applicable, viz.:
    (1) Special take precedence of general presumptions;
    (2) constant of casual ones;
    (3) presume in favor of innocence;
    (4) of legality;
    (5) of validity; and, when these rules fail, the matter is said to be at large. Brown.