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

    (Feudal Law) Acquisition otherwise than by inheritance; the Norman Conquest, which see.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In fendal law. Conquest; acquisition by purchase; any method of acquiring the ownership of an estate other than by descent Also an estate acquired otherwise than by inheritance. In international law. The acquisition of the sovereignty of a country by forco of arms, exercised by an independent power which reduces the vanquished to the submission of its empire. Castillero v. U. S., 2 Black, 109, 17 L. Ed. 360. In Scotch law. Purchase. Bell.