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

    It is clear; a certificate that certain matters appear of record. See 2 N. C. 410.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    It is clcar or evident; it appears ; it is certain; there la no doubt Non constat, it does not appear. A certificate which the clerk of the pipe and auditors of the exchequer made, at the request of any person who intended to plead or move in that court, for the discharge of anything. The effect of it was the certifying what appears (constat) upon record, touching the matter in question. Wharton.